Oct 04-13

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2013: October: Oct 04-13
Northern Lights    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
Aurora Borealis    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
Shaking    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
Shimmering    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
Showy    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
Shining    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bob Gilreath
Painting the night sky    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Shawn Malone
Time-lapse captured in Hancock    ...click to play video

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:03 am:

The U.P. was treated to a spectacular display of Northern Lights this week and we have several photographers that captured the show.

First in the lineup is a series of six photos snapped by Bob Gilreath, while standing on the deck of his Hubbell home. One of the advantages of living in a small town without many streetlights, you can see displays like this in the sky without having to leave your yard. I like the way Bob's photos give you an idea of the changing of the lights as they danced through the night sky.

The seventh photo in the lineup, comes from Shawn Malone, over at Lake Superior Photo in Marquette. It looks like the Marquette area had a bit more color shimmering across the sky, than what the Aurora Borealis was doing in the Keweenaw. Spectacular to say the least.

And lastly, for those of us that don't seem to be able to stay up late enough to catch the show, we have a video that is the next best thing to having been there, gazing up at the display in person. Mark Riutta, over at DefinedVisuals.com shares his handiwork at capturing the lights as they hop, skip and jump across the darkened sky in Hancock.

Special thanks to today's photographers, for giving up some of their sleeping hours, so we don't have to. :->

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:26 am:

Wow! Thanks to all you photographers!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:52 am:

I seoond that, Dunerat! They are all beautiful but I think the third one is my favorite ~ with the red on the tree!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 09:40 am:

Many thanks, indeed! Photos and video are great and the 7th one reminds me of a multi-flavored popsicle.

By JoAnne Stefanac (Davejostef) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 10:30 am:

Wow, that video is COOL! Kept looking at that little group of stars that look like a question mark! ;-) Thanks for sharing.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:00 am:

Wow, very cool, thanks photographers!

"Take a trip and never leave the farm!" :=))

By Therese (Therese) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:05 am:

Joanne, that group of stars is the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus. They shine high in the evening sky around Christmas.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:06 am:

Great Northern Lights pictures, thank you! I wish we could see them here in town in Midland, sigh.

By lookielu (Eyeswideshut) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:18 am:

Oh my gosh! Awesome northern lights. Thanks!!!! Sure do miss seeing them out here in Washington.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:40 am:

Uncle Chuck, that's my daily ritual! ;)

By Karen Benton (Nerakthenice178) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:49 am:

God's glory shines anew!! Thank you for sharing the largesse, photographers!!!

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 02:03 pm:

I'm so glad somebody else saw them Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. I was beginning to wonder if I was dreaming...They were so bright it was like dawn breaking in the north...

By philip odum (Phishinfill) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 02:27 pm:


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 02:35 pm:


By Al Harjala (Alsocal) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 03:02 pm:

The time lapse was a spectacular 'braking' radiation display.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 06:01 pm:

Some views similar to these were shown on national TV and given credit as being from Michigan Upper Peninsula.

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:22 pm:

OMG, these are just beautiful! Thank you,
photographers and PastyCam, for sharing them.

By Doug Smith (Smitty) on Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 09:57 am:

One of these years i hope to see them in person... i hope!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 04:10 pm:

WOW on that last one!!

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