Night Lights by Ray Majoran
Night Lights (Ray Majoran)
Night Lights by Ray Majoran

The Milky Way with Mars caught in the flashlight of two night-sky observers.

Photo of the Week for October 26, 2018

A pair of sky watchers gazing at the summer Milky Way, direct their attention to the ruddy interloper, Mars. As photographer Ray Majoran recounts, “A couple of friends and I took a pontoon boat out on Kawagama Lake (near Dorset, Ontario) to shoot photos of the Milky Way. We had a great time. After I’d taken the photo shown here, we decided to head back and as we were about to get into the boat, my friend Stan said to me, “Is that the Northern Lights?” I replied, “No, it can’t be—there’s no solar activity expected tonight.” Then the lights grew and grew and grew, and blew our minds. What an amazing night!”

Night Lights by Ray Majoran
Night Lights (Ray Majoran)

Ray captured this 15-second exposure on September 14, 2018, with a tripod mounted Nikon D850 DSLR camera (at ISO 1600) and a 14-24mm zoom lens, set to 14mm and f/2.8.

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