Aurora Borealis

Sometimes just north of Winnipeg we are lucky enough to see the northern lights (aurora borealis) dancing upon our night sky.  Unfortunately more often than not, there are a few practical issues that ruin the viewing of this rare, celestial event: it might be clouds rolling in at the last minute, a bright moon overpowering the lights, mosquitoes, or even just frigid cold.  I’ve been there.  And I’ve experienced them all.

This past Thursday evening however, we got lucky.  The northern lights were so bright that they were clearly visible even with the full moon.  A bright foreground with the sky dancing up above?  I’d never seen this eerie landscape before; usually everything is just silhouettes.

It was late and most of you probably slept right through it, so here are some photos so you can see too.