We’ve all been patiently watching the aurora forecasts waiting for a chance to see the northern lights. Finally, last night we had a “5” rating, clear skies and light winds. They appeared around 9pm and we all dashed outside to watch. Distinct bands of light floated over the port lasting about 1/2 an hour. Around 1am I headed for the creek at the edge of town where there’d be less light pollution and some interesting forms in the foreground to photograph.
It’s difficult to describe the joy and sense of wonder watching these things as they gently glide across the sky. It’s one of those moments where you’re truly present to the ‘now’ and time evaporates.