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Half-sky auroras - 18.9.2023 at 21.09 - 18.9.2023 at 23.46 Pyhäjärvi Observation number 118830

Visibility IV / V

In the evening, the Aurora App was checked and it showed a red kp and that the BZ had gone to -20. The CME had therefore struck 12 hours earlier than expected.
Cameras ready and waiting for darkness.
Around 21:00 I went outside and noticed the Bright Ray directly above and that's when it got busy. Suddenly somewhere on the dark beach to film, even the cats got scared when I ran around the house taking things to the car.
Gasoline at the bottom to the shooting location and from there a running leg to the lakeshore. Then there, filming for an hour. I left for a while to pick up the hostess to film when she got off work. The northern lights were at their best around 23:00 - 23:30. The really active arches and the corona opening were also nicely visible.

EXIF: Canon eos rp/irix 15mm
1st image F2.4 ISO 5000 Time 3.2s at: 23:23
2nd image F2.4 ISO 5000 Time 6s at: 21:37
3rd image F2.4 ISO 5000 Time 8s at: 21:29

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