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Dancing In the Sky

February 14, 2020

Far away from the city lights surrounded by complete darkness — the clock is ticking towards midnight, and we are standing by the lake in the middle of nowhere.  You will seldom feel this close to nature, excited and hopeful…..will the Northern Lights show up this evening?!  If you have ever seen the Northern Lights, then you already know how magical they can be.

And yes, it does to its fullest! You are lucky this evening and get to witness nature’s amazing fireworks – the magical Northern Lights in all its colours.  They change within seconds and are absolutely breathtaking. They can appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported.

The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with a beautiful eerie glow. The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as ‘Aurora Borealis’ in the north.

Our guests at Nestor Falls Fly-In Outposts are so fortunate to see the Northern Lights on occasion. We always enjoy receiving the wonderful photos and listening to our guests’ adventures, from wildlife encounters; to fishing tales all the way to the dancing lights in the sky.

Escape to the Wilderness,

Dave, Michelle and Jon


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