Archive for 'Aurora Borealis'
Posted on11. Oct, 2010 by Shane.
The early morning of September 14, 2010 (12:35 am to 1:16 am) was one of the most spectacular displays of Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. northern lights) that I have seen above Yellowknife this year. And thankfully I did not have to leave the comfort of my own backyard for it. Every [...]
Posted on07. Mar, 2010 by Shane.
The Aurora Borealis in Yellowknife came out in force on March 6, 2010. The northern sky lit up in multi-coloured ribbons and coiling rivers of light streaking towards the earth. On this occasion we went Aurora Viewing by Dog Team with Beck’s Kennels a local tour company specializing in Aurora tours, dogledding [...]
Posted on04. Oct, 2009 by Shane.
Here is a view of the Aurora appearing over Yellowknife and Tin Can Hill on September 19, 2009 at 12:05 am. The Aurora show lasted for approximately 30 minutes and the intensity hung around from K3 to K3.5. The sky was quiet the rest of the night with only a [...]
Posted on21. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
Here are a few Aurora Borealis photographs taken in Yellowknife, NWT between 11:34 PM (September 12) and 12:53 AM (September 13) + 11:22 PM (September 14) and 12:56 AM (September 15). The Aurora show made it to the K3 and K4 level of activity most of both evenings but it was long lasting and offered some interesting [...]
Posted on17. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
The Aurora Borealis started early tonight. I caught the first glimpse of it reaching out over Tin Can Hill in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories at 9:30 PM. I checked the Space Weather Canada website and the geomagnetic energy was forecast to be the highest between 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm. And there was a possibility of a K-5 sub-storm too. Immediately, I [...]
Posted on15. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
Here are a couple Aurora Borealis photographs taken on September 1, 2009 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The Aurora was not particularily strong tonight. There were a few minutes between 12:55 AM and 1:05 AM that were great but overall the morning hours were quiet on September 1, 2009. For [...]
Posted on01. Sep, 2009 by Shane.
The Aurora Borealis (aka. the Northern Lights) slowly hit the sky above Yellowknife, Northwest Territories tonight – almost like it did not want to be noticed. Around 12:05 am mindnight - the glowing bands of colour slowly krept over a lightening storm far out above Great Slave Lake. You can see the lightening strikes at the bottom [...]
Posted on30. Aug, 2009 by Shane.
The night was enhanced by a moving light show and all I had to do was look up at the sky to see it. The Aurora Borealis has been showing itself in Yellowknife just after midnight lately and I have been following it with close interest now that we have dark nights again. Tonight’s aurora [...]
Posted on12. Apr, 2008 by Shane.
My first decent set of photos of the Aurora Borealis in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. I was using a Sony DSC-H9 with a 15 second shutter speed. The temperature was -35 degrees and the windchill was approximately -47 degrees. Luckily I had a Canada Goose Parka while camped out on Frame Lake [...]