Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
May. 21, 2008
auroras of May 21st were so bright, they were visible in
the twilight blue sky above Nunavik, Quebec.
sky is blue at 1 o'clock in the morning when I took these
pictures," says photographer Sylvain Serre. "At
our latitude at this time of year, it is blue all night
long--and it's never a dark blue. So, at 1 o'clock in the
morning, the sky is bright and I can see only a few stars."
spite of this extra glare, Serre was able to see the auroras.
"I saw them with my unaided eyes. The clouds made it
difficult, but the clouds were moving slowly while the northern
lights were moving faster." This, plus the green color
of the auroras, made it possible to sort things out.
EOS 30D, 10mm, f5, exp. 3-6sec, ISO 100-200
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
May. 20, 2008
I took a few out of focus, but found a good one in the bunch.