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Cold early morning with a heavy dew and some light haze. Later thick fog rolled in.


Planetary Conjunction

In the still hour before dawn I headed into Victoria Park to view the planetary conjunction with Jupiter and Mars at their closest. The views were excellent with low haze being below the planets. I took various photos and enjoyed a wander around the park under these clear conditions. Blog entry.

Planetary Conjunction - 3rd November 2015

Aurora Borealis

That evening I headed out to Midmar to see if I could see the Northern Lights. I drove through thick fog but the hilltop was mostly clear and a pale green-ish band on the northern horizon marked the aurora. Long exposure photos brought out some details but sadly the fog slowly rose until the views were obscured. Blog entry.

Northern Lights - 3rd November 2015