Alberta Aurora – the Canon EOS 5D Mark II captures fleeting northern light

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Yes, it is true, you've seen several Aurora short films on planet5D; I admit it, I'm fascinated by them… so here's another one shot just a few days ago on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Alberta Aurora – Prairie Light


On April 23/24, 2012 Earth experienced a G=3 geomagnetic storm. The Kp index, a measure of magnetic field, peaked at 6.33 out of a maximum of 9. The result of this disturbance created this Aurora event.

It was a beautiful spring night on the Alberta prairies. Temperatures were steady at 16 deg C with very light winds. As you can see there was some cloud cover, but I was able to get far enough away from it to still get a great view of the show.


Canon 5D Mark II

EF16-35mm f2.8

EF 24mm f1.4 ver 2

EF 15mm f2.8 Fisheye.


Exposure times between 3 – 15 seconds at ISO values ranging from 800-1600. All lenses were shot wide open.

Enjoy! for more video and still aurora photography.

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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