Photography by Stan Richard – aurora borealis (northern lights), night sky, landscape, moon, planets, weather


Aurora last evening

Aurora Borealis

Unfortunately I missed the northern lights display here in central Iowa last evening, but I decided to go out anyway and grab a few photos to see what the camera could see. Here’s a photo of the red afterglow, also notice green aurora near horizon. Oh well, next time!

Morning Planets Show

Please be sure to check out the Morning Planets before dawn in the coming days, especially tomorrow moring! It should be spectacular!

Eta Carinae by Robert Gendler

Robert Gendler and his colleagues have produced an incredible image of the Eta Carinae region, from his observatory in Australia. Check it out at this link.

Land of the Northern Lights video

Aurora enthusiasts, check this out! Beautiful overhead corona sequence towards the end. by Ole Christian Salomonsen

In The Land Of The Northern Lights from Ole Christian Salomonsen on Vimeo.


SUNSET PLANETS: When the sun sets tonight, go outside and look west. Jupiter and Mercury are beaming through the twilight. Pete Lawrence took the picture on March 13th from Selsey UK.

More to come!

Everyone, I am in the process of re-building the site so please be patient.   Thank you!  Stan

X-class Flare!

First X-Class flare in the new solar cycle, with a possible geomagnetic storm in several days. Stay tune to

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