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The Northern Lights over Southern Alberta

These are amazing captures!

Christopher Martin Photography

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2319
The Aurora Borealis has been very strong for a few nights in a row, reaching southern Alberta regularly which comes after what has seemed like a very long absence.  Perhaps it has just been me that was absent for shows since last year but being out for this one on the night of March 18-19.  When I went out at 11pm, there was a dull green bow low in the sky towards Calgary.  After a while, the arch began to glow brighter and stretch higher.  Columns then started to separate from the green band and the arch itself dissolved.  For the next couple of hours the lights shifted their shapes, colors and intensity.

Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2522

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Spring Equinox Aurora - © Christopher Martin-2572

I was out on the berm that sits between Redwood Meadows and the Elbow River.  The height of the berm, the rocky shoreline and the snow remnants allowed for a variety of perspectives.  The three and…

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5 responses

  1. Your Northern Lights photo series is just breathtaking…This is one of the real treasures in our world.

    March 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

  2. Really beautiful images. You are so lucky to live there.

    March 24, 2015 at 6:01 pm

  3. Wow!

    March 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  4. Christopher is very talented. Check out his site.And if I could stay awake long enough I could see the aurora too. one night i did not get an e-mail notice until 2 a.m. Needless to say, I missed it.But I would be a fool not to try .

    March 24, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  5. Fantastically gorgeous!!!!!

    March 25, 2015 at 5:02 am

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