It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Aurora Borealis!

Wednesday February 22, 2017

On our drive back from the Arctic Circle, we started to see a haze forming on the starry horizon. It looked like a faint cloud at first, but after a few minutes it started to form into a lazy scribble across the sky and began to take on a dark green hue. Over the next ten minutes, we were treated to an incredible show and I will let you see for yourself…

We pulled off to the side of the road to watch.
Can you spot the seven sisters?
The aurora borealis grew in size and became tinted with purple at the bottom edge, continuing to pulse and shimmer.
It stretched across the entire sky, making a huge green arch across the road.
After about 15 minutes, the green hurricane subsided and left a trail of green and purple drifting lazily across the horizon.

We continued to look for the lights until the early morning but this would be our only show. The Northern Lights are often fleeting, sometimes fickle, and always breathtaking.