Skywatching

My fascination with the sky does not stop at weather. I find everything from aurora borealis to solar eclipses to astrophotography interesting. These are images and videos I have captured of different sky phenomena.

Light Pillars over the Badlands

Aurora Borealis in Badlands National Park

May 11, 2024
A geomagnetic storm hit earth around May 10th and caused two nights of aurora borealis across the USA. This is the second night in Badlands National Park
Panoramic of Northern Lights

Geomagnetic Storm of May 10, 2024

May 10, 2024
A massive geomagnetic storm hitting earth caused the most prolific aurora borealis I have ever seen on May 10, 2024.
2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse of 2024

Apr 8, 2024
4 minutes and 10 seconds of totality in Poplar Bluff, MO
Annular Solar Eclipse on October 14, 2023 from Boerne, TX

Annular Solar Eclipse 2023

Oct 14, 2023
An Annular eclipse observed from Texas Hill Country in Boerne, TX on October 14, 2023.
Northern Lights over Calgary

Auroras over Alberta

Sep 28, 2017
After landing late in the evening on the 27th, we witnessed auroras over Calgary during the early morning hours of the 28th
Totality Great American Total Eclipse of August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Aug 21, 2017
The total solar eclipse of August 2017 viewed from outside the town of Arnold, Nebraska
Fuel Tank

NASA Social New Orleans

Aug 18, 2016
A one day NASA Social at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and then a short bus ride over to Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to see a rocket engine test.
Orion EFT-1 Launch

EFT-1 Orion Test Flight Launch

Dec 5, 2014
EFT-1 Launch of the Orion spacecraft on it’s first test flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. I was invited as part of the NASA Social group to attend this special launch!
Crescent Sun Setting

Annular Solar Eclipse of May 2012

May 20, 2012
The May 2012 annular solar eclipse witnessed from the Texas/New Mexico border near Plains, Texas
STS-135 Launch

STS-135 Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

Jul 8, 2011
Pictures from the 2011 Launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the last launch ever of a space shuttle.