Aurora over Yamnuska

Aurora over Yamnuska - © Christopher Martin-7588

On the weekend the Aurora Borealis leaped to life on both Saturday and Sunday night.  I was too tired to head out on Sunday night after staying out until 6am that morning.  The Northern Lights rippled for over five hours so I had the luxury of being able to travel around and photograph them in different locations.  I finished the night at the foot of Mount Yamnuska and watched them dance until just before dawn.  I will have more to share soon but wanted to post this one from the early selects where the charged electrons were interacting with Nitrogen in the Earth’s upper atmosphere to create the less typical purple flames alongside the Oxygen which creates the more common green glow.

9 responses

  1. Beautiful!!!

    January 18, 2016 at 3:21 am

  2. Superbe !

    December 25, 2015 at 11:18 am

  3. I’m not much of a night person, but I would stay up to any hour watching the Northern Lights. SO MAGICAL! I hope one day to see them myself – but for now beautiful photos of them like this will have to suffice. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm

  4. Sonho em conhecer essa maravilha!

    December 23, 2015 at 6:05 am

  5. jack griffis

    Really, really enjoy you emails, Christopher! When I was a tad younger I had a flying business in Alaska. In a dark cockpit at night, I was mesmerized by the “Northern Lights” on those special nights. I pray you and your family have your greatest Christmas to date. Thanks for the Physics lesson. I’ll remember that. Jack Griffis Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:38:57 +0000 To: jacklgriffis@hotmail.com

    December 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

  6. Wow this is mind blowing…

    December 22, 2015 at 6:01 pm

  7. Amazing!

    December 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm

  8. Wow…this is amazing. (Suzanne)

    December 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm

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