Aurora from Las Vegas, NV

Mojave Yucca


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A rare and gorgeous view of the desert sky illuminated by last night’s aurora! I was able to see reds & greens naked eye. I did not have my light I normally use for light painting, using just my headlamp instead. Not my best light painting work, but a truly magical evening I want to share with you.

Images taken 1hr Las Vegas, NV.

Was anyone else able to have such an experience last night?

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Canon R5 with RF 15-35 f/2.8L
Focal lengths ranging from 15mm to 35mm
2s exposures, ISO3200, apertures between f/2.8 & f/8

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Saturday night’s show was no where near what it was on Friday, but I was able to see the aurora for several minutes with naked eye.

Joshua trees silhouetted against the northern lights is a sight I never thought I would ever see!

1hr northwest of Las Vegas around 10pm.

Hi Kyle,
I love the juxtaposition of iconic southwestern plants with the aurora. Really nice colors and a rare opportunity captured well.

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Wonderful!! I love the light painting and the yucca silhouette! You saw more down there than I did 60 mi NW of San Francisco! We only had a very diffuse reddish sky to the north on Friday with no detail or action. Nothing since. I think maybe light pollution overpowered it here, with a lot of moisture in the air.

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