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December 19th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Christmas Lights on Nubble Lighthouse” by Adam Woodworth – York, Maine

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Composite photograph of several long nighttime exposures of Nubble Lighthouse against the Atlantic Coast in York, Maine
This photo was taken the day after Christmas in 2013. A snowstorm was moving across parts of New England and my day started out by heading north with the hopes of going to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. But the heavier snow up that way and bad traffic on the highway made me turn …
December 2nd, 2014

Photo of the Day by Mike Taylor

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Noctambulism' by Mike Taylor
In preparation for the holidays – with Buyer’s Guides and Editors’ Picks – our Photo of the Day section has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. But today we’re back with a well done astro photography image submitted to the Your Favorite Places gallery by Mike Taylor. “An incredible amount of green and a bit of …
January 21st, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Celestial Neighbours’ by Luke Austin – Canterbury Region, South Island, New Zealand

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long timed exposure of the Milky Way over Clay Cliffs in the Canterbury Region of the South Island New Zealand
This is an image from a trip I took to the South Island of New Zealand during 2013. I was aware of the “Clay Cliffs” that are located on a private property in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand. While doing a little research on the area prior to the trip (using Google Earth, Images, …
March 1st, 2013

Chasing the Moon

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
On the very last evening of my trip to the southwest, I spent the night in Valley of Fire State Park. I knew the full moon would be rising 10  minutes after sunset, and I planned to catch it coming up through Elephant Rock just after sunset. I was up on White Domes shooting sunset …
March 18th, 2012

Timing is Everything

Posted By Kevin Schafer
San Joaquin Kit Fox...sort of
The San Joaquin Kit Fox is one of the rarest mammals in North America, having the great misfortune of being adapted to the dwindling habitat of California’s Central Valley. What was once a great arid grassland is now largely a world of farms and pastures; most of the native species (like this small fox) are …
March 4th, 2011

Quite a Week

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Celestial Dance
Last night was our final one at Blachford Lake, and it didn’t disappoint. After a slow beginning at 7:30 pm, the lights really got going 3 hours later with a dramatic burst of activity that had everyone outside and gaping skyward.  I tried getting some broader landscapes like this one to balance the many detail …
March 3rd, 2011

The Green Tsunami

Posted By Kevin Schafer
The Green Tsunami
Contrary to predictions the sky was largely quiet tonight, filled with lazy green smudges – from 8 pm until after midnight, nothing moved. Then, at about 1 am, the sky exploded with a fast-moving, shimmering display. The motion was so fast, in fact, that it was almost impossible to capture : as soon as you …
March 2nd, 2011


Posted By Kevin Schafer
Midnight on the Taiga
Last evening began with very high expectations : the forecast was for clear skies, and the aurora predictions were for another busy night. And when the first lights appeared early – about 8 pm – we settled in for what we thought would be a long, busy night. Then began what can only be called …
March 1st, 2011

Midnight Magic

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Auroral Loop
The aurora forecasts for Monday night were for “Moderate” activity. In aurora lingo that’s code for a sleepless night that began just after 9 and went on more or less continuously until after 2 am. For hour after hour, the entire sky was filled with swirling bands of light, sometimes bright enough to throw a …
February 28th, 2011

Green Waves

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Green Waves and Spruce Trees
Auroras are unpredictable creatures.  They can be brash and lively, shimmering and ethereal, or they be gentle and graceful. The latter is what we had last night. We had clear skies, happily, and despite the -25 C. temps. there was little wind, so it was vastly more comfortable being outside than the night before. The …