Aurora in Wood Mountain

One of the advantages to small-town Saskatchewan, is that it’s easier to escape light pollution than it is in a city like Regina. I was fortunate to be out of the city on June 29th in the very early morning, so have many fantastic aurora (Northern Lights) photos and animations to share. A south pointing solar wind storm was hitting the magnetosphere, so we got very pretty lights.

They appeared even to the south of me, at about 49 degrees latitude. Kansas saw them apparently.
Aurora from Wood Mountain
- Here’s one from overhead, as a satellite streaks south.

Moon from Wood Mountain
- The Moon was looking more super than usual, as the sky was mostly clear. This is max zoom on my camera, 48X digital. 12X is actual magnification.

Aurora from Wood Mountain
- These streaks of light were an experiment as I ran through the frame twice, holding my cell phone flashlight app turned to police lights mode.

Aurora from Wood Mountain

Aurora from Wood Mountain
- The church has become disused for religious services it hosted for Catholics and United, for more than three decades. The grain elevator behind the church needs saving, as it’s in the cross hairs for demolition if a group of interested people don’t step forward to give it a new direction. The Grain Elevator, a NFB film, was filmed in this particular elevator.

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