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Skyscapes

My collection of skyscapes ranging from atmospheric optics, sunsets, starscapes, auroras, celestial scenes and more.
Last night, Oct.8th, a dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis errupted high over the big dipper in the northern sky.  Needless to say, I grabbed my camera/tripod and headed out to take some long exposures.  The source of the geomagnetic storm was a CME that hit earth early on Oct.8th.  As we approach solar maximum there should be other shows of light to come...
Aurora Borealis

Last night, Oct.8th, a dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis errupted high over the big dipper in the northern sky. Needless to say, I grabbed my camera/tripod and headed out to take some long exposures. The source of the geomagnetic storm was a CME that hit earth early on Oct.8th. As we approach solar maximum there should be other shows of light to come...

Another image from the night of October 8th when there was a beautiful display of the Northern Lights.  This image was taken during a lull in the action.  The green glow lasted hours followed by short periods of more intense activity.  Ottawa/Clarence-Rockland border, Ontario.
Aurora Borealis - Ottawa East

Another image from the night of October 8th when there was a beautiful display of the Northern Lights. This image was taken during a lull in the action. The green glow lasted hours followed by short periods of more intense activity. Ottawa/Clarence-Rockland border, Ontario.

A third posting of the Aurora Borealis that lit up the night sky on October 8th in many parts of the world. This image was taken in my backyard, Clarence-Rockland, Ontario, Canada.
Northern Lights

A third posting of the Aurora Borealis that lit up the night sky on October 8th in many parts of the world. This image was taken in my backyard, Clarence-Rockland, Ontario, Canada.

Looking south at the Sagittarius region of the milky way at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park near Mattawa, Ontario.
Summer Milky Way - Sagittarius Region

Looking south at the Sagittarius region of the milky way at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park near Mattawa, Ontario.

Comet Hartley and The Double Cluster in Perseus
Comet Hartley and The Double Cluster in Perseus
Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy
Venus and the Crescent Moon
Venus and the Crescent Moon
Spring Reflections
Spring Reflections
Solar Halo
Solar Halo
Silent Marsh
Silent Marsh
November Twilight
November Twilight
Eastern Ontario Milky Way
Eastern Ontario Milky Way
Sagittarius Region of the Milky Way
Sagittarius Region of the Milky Way
Comet Holmes
Comet Holmes
Aurora Borealis Over Eagle Lake
Aurora Borealis Over Eagle Lake
Heart of the Summer Triangle
Heart of the Summer Triangle
 Sundogs
Sundogs
 Eclipse Countdown
Eclipse Countdown
High Noon Solar Halo
High Noon Solar Halo
Anticrepuscular Rays
Anticrepuscular Rays
Sunrise
Sunrise
Hunter's Moon
Hunter's Moon
Calm
Calm
Icy Sunset
Icy Sunset
Spring Sunset
Spring Sunset
The Moon at Perigee
The Moon at Perigee
Moon
Moon
Spring Sunset at Petrie Island
Spring Sunset at Petrie Island