Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Northern Lights in the morning 

11 April 2015 - Saturday

The forecast was for good northern lights so I set the alarm for 12:30 a.m. When it went off I did NOT want to get out of bed. After a few minutes, I crawled out and looked through the window. AH!

By the time I was dressed for outside with the camera and tripod ready, the lights had settled a bit. But I went outside anyway. 

Northern Lights in Yukon
There was a lot of red in the sky initially

Some lights appeared to the west

Northern Lights
Above the cabin to the north (that's a cabin window lower left)

Much variety in the shapes

Northern Lights
Then to the east

Northern Lights in Yukon

The lights seemed to be settling down  at about 1:30 a.m. so I went in. Downloaded the shots to my computer and shared some on social media. Just before 3 a.m. I figured I'd hit the sack but took a look outside. Darn!

Out I went again for the most AMAZING display!

Aurora borealis
More to the east with some clouds for contrast

More northern lights

Moving fast northern lights
South! Don't often see them that way

Overhead aurora
Looking directly UP !

Shifting aurora

West...was Mother Nature trying some skywriting?

Northern lights and aurora

South, looking up Kusawa Lake valley

At 3:30 a.m. I went in again. I was tired so didn't look at the images. Just went to bed. When I looked at the shots the next morning, wow! A good night!

Can't remember that last time I was awake from 12:30 to 4 a.m. though. Sigh...

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