Astronomy Sky's the Limit!

I recorded this beautiful northern lights display on the evening of 17 March 2013 near Mt. Bláfell on route F35 in Iceland. The morning before the coronal mass ejection of a solar eruption had arrived on Earth. The effects of which lasted into the night.
The observing conditions were not nice however. The temperature was around -12 °C only to be made worse by a 40 to 50 km/h wind from the north. I constantly had to hold the tripod to the ground to prevent it from being blown over by even stronger gusts. You can see the snow drifting across the road and I have left the sound as it was recorded that night.
The ball head that I used made it difficult to pan the camera upward. You will notice this later in the video when I desperately try to move the camera up to capture the auroral corona dancing above. These are my first real attempts at video, so there were many lessons learned for me. I used a Canon EOS 6D with a Samyang 24 mm @ f/1.4.


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