Evening photos: Starry skies and auroras

Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah beneath the Milky Way and night sky. By Mike Mezeul.

LakeMyvatn_Brady_1080Auroras and Star Trails over Iceland. By Vincent Brady.

Aurora-Icelandic-GlacerAurora over Icelandic Glacier. By James Boardman Woodend.

  • Brett_McS

    I haven’t seen an aurora myself, but I believe they are normally quite faint, and that the spectacular aurora photographs and videos are made with very fast cameras.

    • Frau Katze

      I’ve seen then (in the Yukon) and they can be very bright. They’re really spectacular: they aren’t still, but moving, like a curtain waving in the wind.

      • Dan Knight

        On the north shore of Alaska, the North Slope, the Aurora is often brilliant: An inspiration to poets and writers alike. A challenge to those without love in their hearts …
        Saw them frequently in a ‘former’ life.

        • Frau Katze

          Yes, I agree. I consider myself lucky to have seen them in person (decades ago).

    • eMan14

      I do recall many many years ago, in the Toronto area, there was an absolutely amazing display of the northern light’s. No special camera or editing was required. It was special, it was awesome. Perhaps a once in a lifetime event for such a southern latitude.

  • AlanUK

    Picture 3:
    Simply astonishing!