Northern Lights: Putnam County, WV - October 30, 2003 - 7:30PM - 12:00AM
Thanks to a week of unusually high solar activity, the state enjoyed a rare display of Aurora Borealis in clear skies Thursday night just after sunset. Green, red and white colors glowed in the northern sky between 7:00PM and 8:00PM. Faint columns of white continued to appear in the sky until midnight.
Photo locations were on Grandview Ridge near Red House in northern Putnam County, and later Valley Park in Hurricane. As I approached Red House hill on Route 34 at about 7:15PM, bright red auroras suddenly appeared in the sky. They faded considerably before I was able to set up the cameras, but still managed to expose on film. This auroral display was not as vivid as the event back in November 2001 but was still an impressive sight.
Camera/Lens: Pentax K1000 SLR, 28mm lens
Exposure/Film: 2-3 minutes at F5.6, Fuji Sensia 100