This is typical… there are amazing numbers of satellites/debris in orbit that I get a glimpse of some mornings in the time lapse right at dawn.
There were quite a few nice events this night, including meteors with persistent ion trains, aurora, airglow:
Citizens in Colorado and Oregon will soon vote on bills that mandate labeling of GMO foods. These new regulations have numerous legal and philosophical problems and I couldn’t support them. For the benefit of my friends in those states I’ve put this article together to explain the situation as I understand it today. My current home state, Maine, has a mandatory label law passed by the legislature last year, but it will not go into effect until five other surrounding states adopt similar laws.
My photo of Western red-bellied tiger beetles appears on p. 58 of Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World by Sharman Apt Russell.
This is one of the nicest persistent ion trains I’ve captured. It lasted until the first light of dawn started washing the stars from the sky.
The full night timelapse is nearly dusk to dawn and includes a bit of aurora and airglow. This video was compiled from 1,034 still photos taken between 7:51pm Sept 23 – 5:27am Sept 24
Below is the short documentary film titled Yield that I’m critiquing in this post. It’s about 18 minutes in length.