Aurora Borealis!

While we were in Churchill we had good aurora activity for 3 nights in a row! This was the first time either of us have seen the Northern Lights! There was a moderate geomagnetic storm this past week. Gail, whom we met at the B&B, is an “aurora hunter” and has traveled with her husband, Ben, to Iceland and Alaska to get good views. She helped me with some camera settings, and on the 3rd night of displays I tried my hand at some long exposure shots. [Note: Aurorae do not generally look this bright green to the unaided eye; the effect is more of a ghostly green – think “glow-in-the-dark” – but either way, they were breathtaking!]

[click to enlarge each pic]


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