Monday, April 23, 2007


My first Aurora

Not one but two Auroras tonight!

The first was utterly disappointing. Looking a lot like high cloud with a bit of back lighting, I woke up other aurora fans but didn't stay out too long.

But the second blew my mind. It's difficult to describe without sounding like I'm trying to be poetic, but this really is what it was like! Curtains of green light danced from west to east across the sky, starting on one horizon and moving right over our heads to the other. Occasionally a shooting star added to the show.

-42c and 12 knots gives a windchill factor of nearly -60c, but the trusty Nikon kept clicking long after my fingers forced me back inside.



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