The May 21st Minnewanka Aurora – into the early morning

Following on from my last post on this geomagnetic storm, here are a few of the images from later in the night.  As the early hours of May 21st dripped past, the sprites in the Northern Lights appeared and then alternated with beautiful glowing arches.  These continued painting across the sky well past the earliest sign of dawn.

The rise of the crescent moon came just after 4 am as the aurora’s glow started to fade and night handed the sky over to day.  Within an hour the sunlight brushed its own colors across the canvas now shared with clouds instead of stars.

13 responses

  1. love them. the 3rd one is my fav. drenched in molten green. never say anything like those.

    October 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm

  2. Kenny

    gorgeous

    June 7, 2017 at 6:29 am

  3. Kenny

    Reblogged this on Me and My Life!!!!.

    June 7, 2017 at 6:28 am

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    June 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm

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    June 3, 2017 at 12:16 am

  7. So stirring and enticing…I want to see them personally so badly, lol! Great work, again.

    June 2, 2017 at 9:19 pm

  8. As if the aurora photos weren’t breathtaking enough that one of the moon is absolutely stunning.

    June 2, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    • Thank you 😊! I was surprised when I turned around and saw the tip of the moon glowing behind the trees. It was beautiful!

      June 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

      • I saw a similar sight at Abraham lake when the aurora was crossing over the moon rose above the tree line… sadly i didn’t get a good shot. Your photo reminded me exactly of that!

        June 3, 2017 at 10:32 am

  9. Amazing!

    June 2, 2017 at 10:44 am

    • Thank you – I appreciate you continuing to take the time to visit.

      June 3, 2017 at 10:33 am

  10. Another set of beautiful pictures… loved them…

    June 2, 2017 at 7:58 am

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