Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis [21 Pics]

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Introduction

The aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. The northern lights have had a number of names throughout history. The Cree call this phenomenon the “Dance of the Spirits”. In Europe, in the Middle Ages, the auroras were commonly believed a sign from God. These natural phenomenon photos are taken at Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Cananda. The photographer Francis Anderson was kind enough to give us permission to use these Celestial Northern Lights Pictures[21 Pictures]

Hint: Click on the inspirational northern light photo to see larger a original version. Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from Northern Light picture to Northern Light picture.

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Close Encounters of the Aurora

Close Encounters of the Aurora
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis, Solstice Lunar Eclipse 2010

Northern Lights, Solstice Lunar Eclipse 2010
Photo taken at Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories December 21st, 2010 while the shadow completely covered the moon. Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis,

Aurora Borealis, Close Encounters of the Aurora
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, the Celestial Aurora Borealis,

Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights by day

Northern Lights by day
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights over cabin

Northern Lights over cabin
Photos taken December 30th, 2010 in Tuktoyaktuk, NT, Canada. Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, Sky turns green

Northern Lights, Sky turns green
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights and phone lines

Northern Lights and phone lines
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights over cabin

Northern Lights over cabin
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Blue Northern Lights

Blue Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Bug close-up: Damselfly with Prey

Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis
Photo taken just after midnight ( Friday ) December 4th, 2010 at Tuktoyaktuk, NT These northern lights lasted maybe 45 minutes and the windchill was -44C. Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern lights, The Green Lantern

Northern lights, The Green Lantern
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, Satellite streaking thru the green mist

Northern Lights, Satellite streaking thru the green mist!
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Satellite Dish against Starry Night Sky

Northern Satellite Dish against Starry Night Sky
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

Northern Lights, blue beam

Northern Lights, blue beam
Aurora Borealis Photo: Francis Anderson CC BY-ND

9 Comments

  1. Ok, this one is now on my bucket list. I just need to find a jacket that keeps me warm at -44C. Coming from Los Angeles, that may be hard to do!

  2. These images are fantastic, but I hope that you realize that the colors are constantly shifting across the sky — the effect is mesmerizing! / Jim

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