At 1AM this morning, AWCC’s Executive Director, Sarah Howard, captured the northern lights dancing above the sanctuary.
The Northern Lights Centre describes these awe-inspiring waves of light as 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 and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south. Auroral displays appear in many colors although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet are a rare sight.