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Video: Northern lights over Keller Ferry captured in time lapse photography

Northern lights over Keller Ferry, Washington, Sept. 28, 2017. (Craig Goodwin)
Northern lights over Keller Ferry, Washington, Sept. 28, 2017. (Craig Goodwin)

SKY WATCHING -- In case, like most people, you need to sleep in order to function the next day, enjoy the northern lights vicariously  in this short video featuring time-lapse photography by Spokane photographer Craig Goodwin.

The images showing the spectacle build, crescendo and then fade were shot in the wee hours of Sept. 28 north of Wilbur, Washington, overlooking Keller Ferry at Lake Roosevelt.

Says Goodwin, in response to my query:

It was 370 exposures, 15 seconds each. With the slack between exposures it covers around 2 hours.
This was taken from 2 a.m. to around 4 a.m. When the conditions are right, with no moon, clear skies.
Before deciding whether to devote an entire night to the chance of photographing the aurora borealis, Goodwin says he checks Softserve News. "Forecasts are not usually very precise, but they were accurate this time," he said.

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