Aurora borealis over Wyoming
by Pinedale Online!
May 28, 2017
We received a report from a reader that a Aurora borealis was visible in the night sky over Pinedale late Saturday night May 27th/early Sunday morning May 28, 2017. The person said, "I saw a vertical pillar north of Pinedale tonight. The northern sky was so bright it looked like the sun was about to rise in the north!" No one has sent in any pictures of it from Pinedale yet, but here is a link to a picture from photographer Jan Curtis of the view from Cheyenne, Wyoming: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=135752
Update May 29: Dave Bell captured the Aurora borealis from Pinedale on Saturday night. "As Forrest Gump said--you open a box of chocolates and you never quite know what you are going to get (I am paraphrasing to all you purists out there). Well, Saturday night was like that. I had taken an earlier 33 minute time exposure of Polaris and was beat from a long day, when I noticed the glow in the northern sky. I was unaware of a northern light probability, but it was unmistakable--it was very bright and consistent. That was about 11:30pm. This shot was taken about 1:30am. It is a 25 second exposure using a Canon 5d3 and a Zeiss 15mm lens, ISO at 800. It was quite an amazing night--there wasn't any borealis dancing or flickering, but it was certainly VERY bright." Click on this link for more of Dave’s photos: Dave Bell Photo Gallery