‘An aurora, sometimes referred to as a polar lights or northern lights, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions’
I have see the Aurora Australis only once before as a kid near Tunnel Beach in Dunedin, NZ. I don’t remember it well except I thought it was aliens.
Here in Banff I get alerts from Aurora Watch but the times I have been outside I haven’t seen a thing. Most people go out the Lake Minnewanka and need a special camera to see them with the naked eye.
Last night was different! I’m so glad I was awake to witness this incredible sight.
At first it was just a green tinge behind Mount Rundle. I was frustrated as I was sure if I went to Minnewanka I’d see more but as Fergus was in Calgary at a gig I was unable to get out there.So I stayed and took some photos using my Northern Lights Photo Taker App and as the time went on the lights got brighter and I could see a definite line right across the sky getting brighter and brighter every minite. I could actually see them moving like ghostly swirls right above me! One bright line across the sky turned into a series of lines and swirls that changed all the time. It’s really hard to describe, you just have to watch in wonder. This amazing show by Mother Nature certainly makes you feel small and insignificant.