Image Credit & Copyright: Jon Secord. 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 Jon Secord on the evening of the 12th at Umbagog Lake, NH.  This lake is far upstate as it straddles the NH, ME border and is a great location to observe the night sky and get away from as much light pollution as you can. As I’ve said before, these images are a testament to the hard work, cost and hours that these guys and girls put into capturing these images. It’s not just the equipment; it’s not just knowing how to use your equipment and being in the right place at the right time. But it’s also planning and driving for hours to sit outside for hours so IF (always a big “if” with aurora) the aurora shows up you can then put your talent, ability and equipment to work. Congratulations to Jon on yet another great piece and if you like this image you will certainly like the rest of em so check the links below!

Jon Secord Photography:





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