At 5.30am here in Australia it’s still quite dark as it’s winter time, but all around and up the eastern horizon in a high broad halo you could see that gorgeous deep orange glow from these volcanic particles that are high up in our atmosphere…. it was just stunning! I also took one image of Venus reflecting on the water and a bit lower down in the picture you can just make out the elusive planet Mercury.
My images were taken with a Canon 70D camera and a Tamron 18-400mm lens set on 18mm with ISO 200 and numerous exposures times.
*** Tara Williams from NSW *** In answer to your question from yesterday on Spaceweather.com: I did notice that this coloured twilight glow is extending right around the horizon, but it’s ever so faint in the western sky…now that’s very interesting!
Thank you for asking that question, as I would never have thought about looking in the opposite direction. I’m also capturing ripples in my images even through the sky is perfectly clear, another interesting observation!!!
Maybe we can blame this very unusual cold weather on these volcanic particles too ; -)
~ It was breathtakingly beautiful ~