Aurora over the Elbow River

Last weekend there was a massive storm in the sky on Saturday night.  Not the thunder and lightning kind – though there was a very energetic rain shower around 2am – rather a geomagnetic storm.  With that came bright auroras which rippled and shot for several hours.  The rain actually woke me up and when I looked outside, I could see the Northern Lights between gaps in the clearing clouds.

I picked up some gear and headed outside right away.  Living near Bragg Creek we have dark skies except for the glow from Calgary to the east so it was easy to see the show right from my deck.  When I walked over to the banks of the Elbow River, it coincided with an intense burst that lasted for almost twenty minutes.  I woke my daughter up later when I went back home and we were able to catch another smaller outburst – her first in real-time.  Easily the best part of a great night.

 

12 responses

  1. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

    May 30, 2017 at 3:18 pm

  2. That first one is stunning, I think I would have stopped a couple of times to just look at this light show.

    May 30, 2017 at 11:19 am

  3. I would love to see that in person. Beautiful!

    May 30, 2017 at 7:02 am

  4. wow ..

    May 30, 2017 at 5:57 am

  5. Superb!

    May 30, 2017 at 2:37 am

  6. Reblogged this on Le Bien-Etre au bout des Doigts.

    May 30, 2017 at 12:59 am

  7. What a thrill and great to share it with your daughter, Christopher. Incredible photos.

    May 29, 2017 at 11:54 pm

  8. WOW how amazing, great shots

    May 29, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  9. Wow!

    May 29, 2017 at 6:25 pm

  10. These shots are fabulous! I love the Northern Lights!!
    Dwight

    May 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  11. Reblogged this on clawingmywayin and commented:
    beautiful lights

    May 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  12. What a fabulous experience. I lived in the far north for nearly ten years and missed the Northern Lights so many times because I wouldn’t get out of bed in the middle of the night! Beautiful photographs.
    Alison

    May 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

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