Mar 02 2014

Wishing…

Published by at 7:30 am under Beyond Bounds,Weather & Sky

Aurora borealis over Bear Lake, Alaska (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

If only the sky would look like this …

… but it’s unlikely in Pittsburgh.  Not only are we too far south for most aurora borealis, but our skies are often overcast and city lights drown the spectacle.

This beautiful aurora was photographed over Bear Lake at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

 

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons license. Click on the image to see the original)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Wishing…”

  1. Jill Dunmireon 02 Mar 2014 at 8:51 am

    I’ve only seen them once. The sky shimmered with turquoise blue. Took me a minute to realize what I was seeing.

  2. George Bercikon 02 Mar 2014 at 12:25 pm

    One Fall night , about 10-yrs. ago,near Vermilion Bay,Ontario, I was shocked to see a brilliant Northern Lights display over the entire sky. It was just as bright due South as it was in the northern sky. I suspect that night might well have been one of those rare
    ones when the Borealis is visible as far South as Pittsburgh. It was a breathtaking sight, comparable to the first glimpse of the Grand Canyon.

  3. Marcy Con 02 Mar 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Saw a little but not this bright a few years ago in Oct…it was green with some clear pillars..not really moving…this is a bucket list for me to see the full Borealis like this one…

  4. Arlene Weineron 07 Mar 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I talked to someone at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Said, You must see the aurora borealis. No, she said, because the north magnetic pole is far to the west.

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