Mother’s Day Aurora

Mother's Day Aurora Borealis - © Christopher Martin-5949

There was an intense auroral storm that started late on May 7th and rang in Mother’s Day with vibrant ripples and sheets until just before dawn.  This session of the Aurora Borealis was the most vibrant I’ve watched over the past five years.  For three hours I watched the sky being canvassed with impossibly bright streams of spray paint. I enjoyed watching them on the northern edge of my community along the banks of the Elbow River.  I thought it was a great start to Mother’s Day and certainly worth losing most of a good night’s sleep to watch the sky.

21 responses

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  2. Me encantan estas fotos.son magníficas y te hacen pensar.

    June 2, 2016 at 2:03 pm

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  4. OMG my mom would love this

    May 13, 2016 at 7:21 am

  5. I’m so thankful that you captured this stunning image for those of us who had unknowingly slept through it!

    May 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm

  6. Wonderful!

    May 10, 2016 at 8:08 am

  7. kasondebesa

    That’s so cool!

    May 10, 2016 at 4:45 am

  8. Oh wow. Out of this world!!

    May 10, 2016 at 2:31 am

  9. Breathtaking! And the perfect day for it 😀 Thanks for sharing this

    May 10, 2016 at 12:23 am

  10. That was awesome!!!

    May 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

  11. So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

    May 9, 2016 at 5:22 pm

  12. What a great storm! Here in Finland we have seem them often, but your photo has so bright colours seldom seen.

    May 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

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  14. Beautiful

    May 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  15. Fantastic colors.

    May 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

  16. OH so beautiful 🙂

    May 9, 2016 at 8:44 am

  17. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank for sharing this beautiful miracle of nature…Lola

    May 9, 2016 at 7:56 am

  18. Beautiful! I have always wanted to see it. What a wonderful gift on Mothers Day. Thanks for sharing!!

    May 9, 2016 at 7:03 am

  19. Absolutely stunning. I agree, it would have been wonderful to see

    May 9, 2016 at 6:43 am

  20. Wow that’s just unbelievable

    May 9, 2016 at 6:38 am

  21. Wow, looks absolutely amazing, it would have been incredible to witness.

    May 9, 2016 at 6:32 am

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