Blog Post: Chasing the Northern Lights

The week before American Thanksgiving (2014), Parks Blogger Ontario approached me to provide some winter content for its blog. My fourth piece on chasing the Northern Lights was published March 18th, 2015.

Northern Lights

Photo: Aivoges (Dreamstime.com)

There is something magical about the first time you see the Northern Lights. For me it was a peek of green dancing through the light pollution that radiated from Pembroke, Ontario on the northern horizon. I had just jumped on a Skype call when I heard shouting outdoors. I asked my caller if I could call back shortly, grabbed my glasses, and raced down the stairs of the century-old farmhouse I was renting with classmates.  I stood out in the cold November evening in my bare feet, mesmerized. The Northern Lights don’t often make it as south as Pembroke and I didn’t want to miss a minute. If they charge up your imagination and are on your bucket list to see, a little planning can go a long way to striking them off your list.

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Completed in 5 days Kate Ming-Sun

I worked with:

  • Parks Blogger Ontario
  • Spaceweather.com
  • Cleardarksky.com
Northern Lights