Saturday, February 8, 2014

Soft Glow Aurora - Northern Minnesota Logging Road

Last night was the first time in a while where it looked promising to see some aurora activity for our area.  So, my friend Roger (who is up visiting for the weekend) and I went out in search of the lights.  Indeed the lights were out, but they were only a soft glow on the horizon.  It was a nice accent to the beauty of the moonlit sky.  The moon was fairly low in the western sky which made for nice shadows from the trees and snowbanks.  All in all it was an extraordinary night even though the lights were just a faint glow.  Thankfully there was very little wind last night as the temperature was 11 degrees below zero.  Below zero temps seem to be the norm this year... when we get temps back up in the 20's it really is going to feel like a heat wave!

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