It was a great night for Aurora (Northern Lights) sky watchers here in southern Ontario. The CME launched from the Sun towards Earth 3 days previous set off a nice display of dancing colours in the night sky.

I was lucky enough that it was clear this night and I set off to photograph the show. These are some of the photos I was able to get. Taken with my trusty Canon 350XT (Rebel) 8mp DSLR and a timer remote. Fixed tripod. I used RAW, ISO 1600 and exposures of 15-20sec through a Sigma 17-70mm zoom lens set to F3.5/17mm. Processing was done in Photoshop.

One of the photos below is a panorama made from stitching 3 photos together to show the full aurora stretching across the sky.

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