Milky Way over Newfound GapA stone's throw from the Tennessee/North Carolina State Line
Eta Aquarids over AcadiaVisiting Acadia National Park for my first time this May, I dragged myself out of bed and down to a rocky shoreline at butt-crack thirty on a cold-arse morning. This was actually my second test frame, still dialing in exposure and composition. While it was exposing, I saw the green fireball, and thought that it would be neat if I caught it. Then, on review, I saw that not only did I catch it, I also caught four other smaller meteors. Living in a place with much less clear skies, I usually ignore all but the Persieds shower, so I had to google to see what shower I was actually seeing that night.
Artificial AuroraWhile there's not much of Soosh's favorite subject at my latitude,I do have the privilege of being within line-of-sight to most launches from NASA's flight facility at Wallops Island. So, when NASA announced their plans to create an artificial aurora with ionizing noctilucent clouds, I started a quest to make sure I caught it. For over a month, I chased locations, and I set up my equipment only to break it down again due to a launch scrub for one reason or another. Finally, I was able to sneak out to my employer's parking lot while working night shift to catch the launch.
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