Last night, I checked the Aurora Forecast app on my phone. This is what I saw:
I’m at the red pin position. All that red just to the north. Well, a quick check outside revealed a faint aurora all over the sky. There were a lot of lights around, so it wasn’t very bright. I told my wife that we could see aurora outside, and we quickly went out. We took my sister’s car to the next neighbourhood over, which is right on the edge of the city, and we went into a park under construction. No lights. The result? Amazing aurora. Best I have ever seen.
We came back home, and my wife got her camera. Turns out we could’ve just gone to the park near the house and it was nearly as good. And she took pictures. Here are a couple she took.
It was green! We could see that it was green with the naked eye, but the camera captured it wonderfully. But I really like the next picture.
Aurora and city lights with a pond reflection. Although it’s somewhat blurry, that’s what you get when you don’t have a tripod and have a longer exposure.
And you know what? There’s a possible repeat performance for the next two nights.
Did you see the northern lights last night? Have you ever seen it? Let me know in the comments below.