This 25-second exposure of the Northern Lights

This 25-second exposure of the Northern Lights

Light up the night

Aurora Borealis puts on a show above Cranbrook October 1.

  • Oct. 3, 2013 6:00 p.m.

This 25-second exposure of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, taken at 11 p.m. just outside of Cranbrook on Oct 1. A meteorite can be seen flashing through the centre of the frame. Dr. Jamie Levine has a hobby for astrophotograhy and he is pleased to see these Northern Lights this far south. Right now the sun is near a solar maximum, so solar high energy particles hitting the earth’s atmosphere can fluoresce, or light up, similar to what happens in a fluorescent light bulb.