Aurora Borealis in my Backyard

Last night as I was walking home from dinner with friends I noticed that the lights were starting to dance over Duval. I started to walk faster to to get home, the whole time my mind was going so fast as I tried to remember where I had left my tripod, headlamp and trying to remember if my extra camera batteries were charged! I got home, found everything I needed and changed into some warmer layers…first time this season I broke out the long johns!

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I called my friend Mike and asked him if he wanted to go shoot. He agreed so he came by my house to pick me up and then took off on his skidoo. We headed off to get out of sight from town’s lights to be able to see the northern lights better.

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It is a truly a magical moment to be able to experience the lights dance over your head on a cold winter’s night.  It’s a sight I won’t ever get tired of.

aurora borealis

Thanks Mike for heading out with me it was a fun night!

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10 thoughts on “Aurora Borealis in my Backyard

  1. Hemborgwife

    I am sure I said it like 100 times last year but once again I am so jealous you get to see this, even though we are further north this year we are still not in the part of Sweden we can see them!

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    1. Sarah on the Road Post author

      It really depends on the place. Sometimes we get awesome northern light shows here in town, and sometimes we don’t get anything! Often here they just look ‘white’ until I take my camera out and catch a long exposure–then they are green! Hopefully at some point you will get to see them yourself!

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    1. Sarah on the Road Post author

      I hope you get to see them for yourself at some point in your lifetime! You can always come visit me if you want…I do have a spare room, but can’t guarantee the lights will be out!

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  2. Leah Donaldson

    Wow, amazing shots! I love the 1st one sooo much! Its so surreal like something is coming from around the corner!

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