⇐   March 24th, 2019   ⇒ 

Copyright 2019 Michael Anttila

There was a solar storm, and some people thought that the northern lights might be visible as far south as Southern Ontario, so after the kids were in bed I went outside to take a look. Unfortunately, there was no visible aurora in the sky.

What was amazing, however, was that as soon as I stepped outside, the International Space Station flew right overhead! Of course, since I wasn't expecting to see the ISS, I didn't have my camera ready, and didn't have the right lens for photographing it. So, I just watched it silently fly over. It is always sort of magical when that happens.

Since there was no aurora, and since I missed taking a photo or video of the ISS, I wandered out to the road to see if there was anything interesting I could take a photo of. I looked down the street and saw Orion just about to set. I set up my camera for an 8 second exposure, and timed the shot to coincide with a car passing by. I think the resulting picture turned out rather well!

Technical Details: This photo was taken with my 5D Mark II + EF 17-40L at 17mm, ISO 3200, f/4 for 8 seconds.

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