Category Archives: Northern Lights

Winter begins, and so return the northern lights

Darkness means the return of northern lights. Tonight there were bright shimmering green ribbons over the Happy Valley Campground. (The campground is unused in winter.)


Northern lights over Inuvik: Beautiful light

Saturday night, a week ago: Inuvik’s northern lights were the brightest I have ever seen. The lights move in the sky and are bright green.

A good idea when you see northern lights is to walk away from the light of town. There’s no comparison to seeing the northern lights and the stars on a clear evening.

Times like these, you look around and think ”what a wonderful place to live.”

Northern lights over Inuvik

A Monday night walk under the northern lights, in early February.

Inuvik’s Mosque under northern lights

Northern lights were swirling above Inuvik recently. The mosque (now installed a year ago and counting!) has a bright spire with a crescent moon.

Halloween lights in Inuvik

Northern lights were bright on Halloween. The temperature was about 20 degrees celcius below freezing, and they appeared around 9pm.

When the northern lights appear, it’s a good idea to walk outside of town to get away from the town’s lights. Stars appear and the sky becomes much clearer when you get away from this “light pollution.”

Idea: Would the north be a good place for a telescope?

Northern lights in the evening: Quick, everyone outside!

After the Muskrat Jamboree activities on April 1st, there were beautiful Northern Lights.

I didn’t have my tripod, but these photos are a pretty accurate view of the lights’ intensity.

It’s always a pleasure to see green Aurora Borealis swirling above the homes. The effect is obviously much stronger as you get away from Inuvik and the sources of light.

Northern lights (wiggling)

northern-lights.gifHere are some northern lights, moving in the sky around 9pm.