Aviation Photo #4980563 Boeing 747-89L - Air China

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A brilliant display of the Aurora Borealis (a.k.a the Northern Lights) onboard CCA981 from PEK to JFK as we pass through the Arctic Circle. A truly memorable flight!
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model:
NIKON D7100
ExposureTime:
20/1
FNumber:
28/10
ISOSpeedRatings:
800
DateTimeOriginal:
2018:02:24 07:00:28
FocalLength:
110/10
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    David Xian - NYC Spotting Team
    Air China
    Boeing 747-89L
    Boeing 747-8
    Boeing 747-8
    Boeing
    41194
    1518
    B-2480
    North Pole
    International Airspace
    February 24, 2018
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576   Brazil
2 years ago
Not sure whats more impressive, the aurora borealis or 20s exposure. Was it taken pressing the camera against the window or did you use another way to keep it stable?
255   New York, USA
2 years ago
Hey, I stuck a travel sized tripod on my seat and leaned the setup against the window.
Germany
2 years ago
And how did you shield the camera from cabin light falling into the lens? Because usually the cabin light reflects back from the outer window pane. I tried using the provided blanket once, it worked, but wasn't perfect. What was your solution?
255   New York, USA
2 years ago
I used a winter jacket and a blanket. I also turned my PTV screen off. Took a few tries but I got a decent amount of usable frames.
49   China
2 years ago
WOW
330   China
2 years ago
More than impressive! I have seen northern light on a similar route but I did not have my camera with me..
Ontario, Canada
2 years ago
One of the true beauties of nature. Great camera work. Thanks David for sharing with us.
644   Puerto Rico
2 years ago
Epic and another level
Jordan
2 years ago
Truly Amazing
well done dude
China
2 years ago
beautiful
1   Sweden
2 years ago
Wish I knew how to do that. Congratulation both to the experience and to the great shot.
Anonymous
2 years ago
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947   California, USA
2 years ago
Wow.....nothing else to say. Simply an incredible shot.
37   Ontario, Canada
2 years ago
Hands down the best shot I’ve ever seen on this site!
California, USA
2 years ago
Stunning! A spectacular view that you can't enjoy on the 787, the crew would override the pax and dim all the e-tint windows whether you like it or not. :(
Netherlands
2 years ago
Beautiful.

And good to see Boeing 747-89L instead of that ridiculous Boeing 747-8.

@Farzan: in the comments above yours the photographer explains how he did it.

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