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Auroras over Marks Bay by tfavretto Auroras over Marks Bay by tfavretto
An M7-class solar flare from Sunspot 696 hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth that sparked extremely bright aurora borealis over much of North America during the early morning hours of November 8, 2004. This shot is actually facing east, rather than north.

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northernlightsky Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Artist
was this in washington state? this is so amazing
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Bee-Rock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Extravagant, I like the fact that you know what you're talking about too.
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Haiga Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful *__*
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Thanks
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xXxLittleGhostxXx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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artweller24 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Wow!
That's amazing
:clap:
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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artweller24 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
No problem=)
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FrozenWhisperx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008   Photographer
freezing cold, uh?
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
No, it actually wasn't that bad. Hovering around freezing.
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x-silverwings-x Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student General Artist
That's amazing and very beautiful, I would've loved to have seen it.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Thanks, and thank you for the :+fav:
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x-silverwings-x Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student General Artist
You're welcome
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elynsynos-haruka Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Would it be alright to use this in a photomanip?
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tfavretto Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Sure, go ahead, as long as credit for the source image is provided.
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Swaroop Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
oh my God... i am speechless...
and jelous that i didnt get to see it myself! :) :(
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VampireButterflyMel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
wow I really hope I can see auroras in person someday... :)
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rosanedua Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Ainda não vi imagem mais bonita aqui no Brasil!
Simplesmente, extasiante!
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tfavretto Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
Obrigado!
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rosanedua Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Ainda não vi imagem mais bonita aqui no Brasil!
Simplesmente, extasiante!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
Now that is a pretty sight!!! :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen some amazing auroras in Your gallery. but this one stood out because the addition of the orange clouds. Were they lit up by city lights or by a rising/setting sun ?
Even the city makes it look prettier. like a glittery touch of fantasy to an already magical photograph.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Thanks. They were lit up by the city lights. Part of me would have liked to have been further away from the city to avoid light pollution and get a better view of the auroras themselves, but the orange glow does make for a nice addition.
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Crash0and8Burn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
insanely beautiful, I wish I could see that from austin.
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember that one. Saw the aurora for the first time that month. Granted, I was too far south (IN) to see anything other than a bright green/red, slowly-moving blob, but it was amazing nonetheless.

You've captured it here brilliantly! The city-lit clouds in front, as well as the water, really help to bring it all together....
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
Thank you! I had seen the aurora a few times before this, but never with so much intensity. It was, and still is, the brightest, most vivid and active display I have ever seen. I didn't really become interested in the aurora until after the last solar maximum though, so I'm sure I missed many good displays. It's a shame that we're at solar minimum right now, but there was just an X9-class solar flare at the sun's eastern limb today, so maybe we'll have something to look for in the coming weeks!
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, I hope so! I don't keep an eye on that as much as I should. Though being in southern AZ now I have practically no chance of seeing it. *pouts*
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Well there was an X6 today, so if these huge flares keep coming like this, you never know!
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True! I'll definitely have to keep an eye on it....
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aquarius-galuxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=O Omg... That looks so surreal..
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F-Body Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Professional Photographer
Your aurora shots look really magical. It's a bit shame that the technical quality is little poor in there due the camera. Othervise I'd fav them all :)

I can't wait that northern lights will start showing again here in Finland. This year I have a decent camera waiting :)

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tfavretto Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Thanks! Yeah, it's a shame that most of my best aurora shots were taken with a 2.0 megapixel camera. I can't get much quality from them even at small print sizes. Hopefully there will be more opportunities to see them again soon.
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4-1-14 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006   Photographer
stunning, city light polution can relly add to NL shots eh?
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mollim000 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
wow!
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BlackInk-- Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Professional Filmographer
omg thats amazing..........i wish we got those in australia, they're so surreal!
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NaomiVanDoren Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow
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MagicWorld Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
wow, beautiful colors !
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s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok...forget that last comment. This one's cooler. :headbang:
lol...
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
Haha, thanks!
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Johnnymarvalus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Photographer
amazing colours man :highfive:
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parallel-pam Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006   Photographer
amazing :-)
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BeachBabe1184 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006   Photographer
wow
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InfleXS Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006   Photographer
This makes the clouds look so close are surreal... at first I thought this would look a lot better without the clouds, but now I think I like them.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Thanks.
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Ripibelo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
I like so much this photo!!! The colour is fantastic!!!!
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recepgulec Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
very beautiful... :)
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August 23, 2006
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A60
Shutter Speed
150/10 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2004, 1:15:11 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Sensor Size
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