Last two days have been incredibly still and clear. Which after all the weather thats been flying around here leaves one feeling threatened. Lull before the storm touch.
Last night was really clear and the moon is almost full, so its almost like daylight, as is this evening. Yesterday I was off into the bush to make magnificent Aurora images and of course they didn't appear They'd been forecast as strength 3. The only thing that was exciting and fun was a winter Hare all white and almost invisible who wandered up partaking of his supper and parked himself within couple of meters of where I was standing. I guess I was invisible to him, my clothing was all pretty dark and I was standing against a fence line on the edge of a cemetery. Probably would not have seen him either as I was staring up at the sky full of hope optimist that I am, and just caught a flicker of movement out of the corner of my eye. It being a cemetery and all I turned my head very slowly case the ghost's were about and there he were. Made me a happy bunny anyway. Him not so when I finally moved, he shat himself, leapt straight up in the air and took off at a rate of knots. All in one it is to be understood.
I stayed around for two and a half hours but no lights just me shaking, clappering and freezing my nuts off. Just before getting my head down at midnight I had a quick butchers outside of the van. If you really know what you are looking for you could just see these whips grey clouds. They are the lights but to the human eye barely discernible. Camera sensors pick up a light green hue, but not worth the effort.
They are forecast at 3 again tonight, but I'm going to stay in the van and keep an eye out and my nuts warm. There is another place to set up that I have found a wee bit closer so if it looks worth the effort I can shoot off. Otherwise I'm staying home.