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Clouds Lit With Aurora 5-10-2024 Midwest USA image

Clouds Lit With Aurora 5-10-2024 Midwest USA

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The great 6-Direct CME event of May 2024 lit up our night sky like a full moon, but the moon was a very new thin crescent. Visually one could see mainly off-white with slight pink-purple colors but any camera showed a strongly saturated pink-purple with faint green. It was a fantastic experience. These are unguided 5-sec exposures at 800iso with Canon T3i DSLR with the stock 18-55mm lens set to wide field 18mm.