Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Taylor. See below for info and all related links.

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 the Sun unleashed a pair of coronal mass ejections (CME’s) that subsequently struck Earth on the 11th & 12th.  The resulting solar storms rained down on Earth’s Polar Regions, giving many observers in the U.S. and Europe a rare opportunity to view the legendary Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights.”  The ensuing solar storms raised the KP index to a level of KP7 or G3 on the NOAA scale.

Throughout the week I will be displaying some amazing aurora images from this event by a few of what I like to call the “Local Group” of photographers here in my immediate NH, MA, VT & ME region. I truly hope you enjoy them and visit their works as they’re some of the very best at what they do.  Also, when it comes to events like this these images are amazing but I urge every one of you to get out and see these events for yourself when possible because you have a finite amount of opportunities to do so in your life.

If you’re interested in viewing the aurora yourself check my short “Aurora Watcher’s Guide” which I just updated on September 14:

This amazing image was captured by Mike Taylor on the evening of the 12th just after 20:30 along Unity Pond in central Maine.  The image shown here is a single frame from a time lapse that he’s working on and will be released shortly called “Shot In The Dark.”  I know many of you already follow Mike and if you don’t, you should as time and time again he comes through with work that’s simply amazing.

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