The Northern Lights over Southern Alberta

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2319
The Aurora Borealis has been very strong for a few nights in a row, reaching southern Alberta regularly which comes after what has seemed like a very long absence.  Perhaps it has just been me that was absent for shows since last year but being out for this one on the night of March 18-19.  When I went out at 11pm, there was a dull green bow low in the sky towards Calgary.  After a while, the arch began to glow brighter and stretch higher.  Columns then started to separate from the green band and the arch itself dissolved.  For the next couple of hours the lights shifted their shapes, colors and intensity.

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2522

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Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2572

I was out on the berm that sits between Redwood Meadows and the Elbow River.  The height of the berm, the rocky shoreline and the snow remnants allowed for a variety of perspectives.  The three and half hours that the Northern Lights performed allowed me the time to explore these.  It was an amazing night.

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2549

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2539

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2491

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2505

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2383

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2529

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2472

12 responses

  1. Yum…

    April 6, 2015 at 7:55 pm

  2. Reblogged this on lakeso.

    March 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

  3. Oh, wow!!!

    March 26, 2015 at 6:26 pm

  4. Beautiful pictures!

    March 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    • Thank you – I’m glad that you enjoy the images. Have a great day.

      March 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      • Thanks Christopher, love your pictures too!

        March 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  5. Awesome images. What an experience it must be to capture these skies, Christopher.

    March 24, 2015 at 8:07 pm

  6. Just amazing! Had to reblog, and share this in Twitter and Facebook to show off your work.

    March 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm

  7. Reblogged this on My Heartsong and commented:
    These are amazing captures!

    March 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  8. OMG!!!!!!!!!

    March 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm

  9. Stunning photos.

    March 24, 2015 at 10:56 am

  10. They are so beauftiful! I wolud love to see them. ❤
    thank you for sharing 🙂

    March 24, 2015 at 10:13 am

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