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Beams glittering in the dark


Standing there alone in a freezing breeze, trying to convince myself that "nothing ventured is nothing gained", I was astonished when an Auroral beam went straight through the middle of the Southern Cross! Putting on my glasses and squinting at the camera monitor in the dark, I let out several yelps of joy when I sighted these magenta caped beams!

"I watched c-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser gate..." (Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner)

Nikon D5200, SD 11-16mm Tokina f/2.8 (IF) DX (MF @11mm, twenty seconds, f/2.8, ISO 1600, Manual exposure mode)