Yukon Territory

Northern Lights across the sky

13 November 2012 - Tuesday

I wasn't quite speechless this evening, but almost. 
Instead I kept muttering, "Wow! WOW!"

The aurora borealis display was absolutely amazing.

My head was spinning as I watched the lights shift quickly.
The tripod was also getting a good workout as I moved about the property and also turned north, south, east and west.  Usually the lights are visible to the north and east. 
On this evening, the lights were in all directions!

According to http://spaceweather.com/ the geomagnetic storm resulted in more red in the lights.  Early in the evening the redness was visible, diminishing as time passed.

 

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
This formation was likened to a giant butterfly by a friend

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
The butterfly shifted

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
The butterfly collapsed into a swirl of colour very quickly

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
Streaks danced

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
To the northwest a brilliant green band appeared 

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
This band moved very quickly

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
My impression is of an eel swimming by

Aurora Borealis over Yukon
Subtle reds

Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis over Yukon
The red diminished 

Northern Lights / Aurora
The colours relaxed 

By 8:30 p.m. the sky had become more quiet.


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