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Polar Aurora

POLAR AURORA (BOREALIS AND AUSTRALIS) : WHERE, HOW, WHEN SEE IT, HOW OBSERVE AND PHOTOGRAPH IT, HOW THE THOUGHT EVOLVED

This book is aimed at those who want to try to experience the polar aurora, but also to those who are fascinated by this phenomenon, and just want to know it better. For the first ones, I tried to bring together the necessary elements to observe and photograph this particular natural event. For everyone, in addition to general knowledge and curiosity about the aurora, I have included a chronological history to understand how the knowledge evolved over the centuries, and some interactive testing. All this is accompanied by two short time-lapse video (made by 2500 photographs) and by 114 pictures, that more than words can explain the wonder of that natural spectacle.

Gallery

The aim of this book is to share some information that helped me, hoping that it will be useful to all the people who want to have this experience. I tried to assemble the necessary information to observe and photograph especially this natural event. Take photos isn’t easy: you have to stay in low light condition, while aurora is moving, sometimes really fast, all at really low temperature. So I’m trying to give you the basic information to optimizing time and outcome. In preparation to this adventure, I added historical notes to understand better how we developed the knowledge and how the auroral activity was detected in past centuries.

HOW, WHERE, WHEN SEE AND PHOTOGRAPH THE BOREALIS AND SOUTHERN AURORA

  • Good location starting point
  • How observe it
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How photograph it
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What you need
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Checklist
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Most spectacular polar auroras
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History of polar aurora
  • Auroral activity's cycles
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Geomagnetic indexes
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Aspect
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Magnetic pole