A spring aurora on the prairie

A red alert from the Aurora Watch website late on the 27th prompted me to head north in search of the Northern Lights.  I traveled around for a while on either side of midnight – the sky was clear but the lights were very soft.  Eventually the sky’s glow began to build and I stopped on Jumping Pound Road south of Cochrane to watch the Aurora Borealis as it rose up.   There was a great arch that developed and sprites pulled away at different times throughout the show.


19 responses

  1. Georgia

    Hello! Your photos are stunning! I prepare a guided meditation/healing affirmations video. Could I use this or any other photo, as a still photo in the video and as a thumbnail? I will mention your name in the description. My channel is very small. I don’t have any earnings. It’s not for commercial use.
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    April 11, 2017 at 8:17 am

  2. Wow, remarkable. What a talent you have

    April 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm

  3. Stunning photos! I loved the use of the torch! I got to see Aurora in Iceland during my stay in January – it was beautiful but this looks stunning ; you got to capture some purple lights also, wow. Check out my post to see what i captured 🙂 https://ellierochax.com

    April 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

  4. Love it! Do you have a acetate on your flashlight to make it blue like that?

    April 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm

  5. WOW, stunning, loved to be able to see something like that one day, as well as photograph it .

    April 3, 2017 at 9:40 am

  6. Kenny

    absolutely gorgeous and beautiful

    April 3, 2017 at 6:09 am

  7. Kenny

    Reblogged this on My Awesome Pics!!!! and commented:
    Check out these awesome and gorgeous Aurora lights.

    April 3, 2017 at 6:08 am

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  9. Amazing! You are so lucky to get to experience the aurora. It is a dream of mine to see it at least once. I have to head up north! 🙂 Sometimes it can be seen here in Stockholm, but most of the time of course it is not as bright as up north, and easy to miss because of the city light polution. 😦 Wonderful photos!!

    April 3, 2017 at 1:30 am

  10. Anonymous


    April 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm

  11. What a sight!

    April 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

  12. daveyone1

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

    April 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  13. Breathtaking! Great great pictures!

    April 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  14. These are stunning, Chris!

    April 2, 2017 at 12:59 pm

  15. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA and commented:
    Amazing. Hugs

    April 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

  16. taikunping

    awesome, thanks 🙂

    April 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

  17. Mike Hohmann

    What a night!

    April 2, 2017 at 11:43 am

  18. Very beautiful !!!

    April 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

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