My Luckiest St. Pat’s Day Ever


As soon as I found out there would still be a chance to see the auroras last night, I planned on driving north to Michigan to find somewhere dark to photograph & watch the Northern Lights.  We ended up at West Side County Park in Fennville, Michigan.  I did some stationary light painting to light up the foreground in this shot.

This was taken with my Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens

Settings: 10 second exposure, f/3.5, ISO 3200

Although yesterday during the day light hours the intensity of the solar storm was up to a 9kp, it didn’t last into the night.. I’m not sure what the kp was when I was watching them, but I’m guessing it was maybe 5kp. My alerts only go off if it’s above a 6kp since I’m near Chicago we need strong storms in order to see them.. The higher the kp # the better chance southern states have of seeing the Northern Lights.
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About PhotoJacko

Photography is my passion. When I'm not working my regular full time job, I like to spend time at home with my family or go out hiking. And well, there's always time for photography...
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2 Responses to My Luckiest St. Pat’s Day Ever

  1. Absolutely stunning!


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