25 thoughts on “The Beautiful Aurora”

    1. It’s really amazing the way it streaks across the sky and then turns to change direction and configuration. If you’re lucky, sometimes the pink one will make an appearance. It’s a jaw-droppingly beautiful display and always reminds me of how small we are in the scheme of things.

  1. I used to see the aurora down here on my way to work at 5 in the winter. Have only seen it a couple of times since. Thanks for sharing Lynette. Have a great Sunday. Allan

    1. Yes, I used to see a washed-out version when I lived in Medicine Hat. We had spectacular Auroras over the last couple of weeks as a result of an ongoing magnetic storm(s). Cheers, Lynette

  2. I have never had the pleasure of seeing the aurora before. I know there have been rare times it’s visible at my latitude, but with all the light pollution today, I doubt it would be possible anymore…

      1. I would love to see it again. We had some really spectacular displays in Dawson Creek, many years ago. One time it was like an old fashioned velvet theater curtain with green and purple folds rippling and then those tall ripples seemed to be like giant skinny men high stepping across the sky. It was fantastic.

      1. Some cell phones have better quality cameras than the cameras themselves, Lynette! They’re even being used professionally in certain circumstances.
        The clear weather will make such a difference, of course. Wish we could see these amazing shows, but we’re too far south.

        1. Yes, my understanding is that some cells are being used professionally. Mine does take decent photos; I just find that I can’t get the nuance with a cell camera.

          I would encourage you to visit for the world’s best light show, but it would be a very long way, and I imagine you would rather visit your daughter!

          1. Spot on, Lynette. Australia’s a more personally desirable destination for us at present, and even that’s unlikely, given the current state of the world.

  3. The best I’ve seen was in southern Vermont, driving north. It lasted the 55 miles to my house on the interstate (with nice, open views) and then I sat on my deck and watched for another half hour before getting cold and tired and going in to bed!

    1. Unusual to see a good Aurora that far south, although the east coast is better positioned than the more inland points at that latitude. Glad you were able to enjoy it; it’s the best light show in the world!

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