Solar Max Aurora by Kevin Snair-SQ
Solar Max Aurora (Kevin Snair)
Solar Max Aurora by Kevin Snair

Photo of the Week for March 6, 2015 According to Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center, […]

Photo of the Week for March 6, 2015

Solar Max Aurora by Kevin Snair-SQ
Solar Max Aurora (Kevin Snair)

According to Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center, and key member of the NOAA/NASA Solar Cycle Prediction Panel, the long awaited peak of the current solar cycle finally arrived this past summer. And as solar activity goes, so does the frequency of northern lights.

Photographer Kevin Snair captured this shot of an auroral display soon after solar maximum, on September 13, 2014, at the Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park in New Brunswick. He used a tripod-mounted Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera set to ISO 2500, with a Samyang 14mm lens at f/2.8 for this 15-second exposure.

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