Ness Lake Aurora

Looking into the eye during a G3 Geomagnetic Storm at Ness Lake. The purple glow is created by oxygen atoms at an altitude of between 200–500 km (120-300miles) colliding in a high energy state and emitting red light at 630 nm. In contrast the more lower level green aurora are oxygen atoms at a lower altitude of 70-200km (40-120 miles) and lower energy state emitting light at 557.7 nm. Prince George, Northern British Columbia, Canada.


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Love that picture


Amazing! I bet you're missing those auroras.

Yep. The only green I see here is the green flash of the sunset.


Do you go with intent to take photos? As I think I would be standing there gawping for a bit before remembering I should probably try to get photos, and by then it might have gone away XD

I head out to take photos; but certainly a bit of gawping wow as well.

Majestic. What spectacular places have you visited!

Thanks. We lived on that lake for 3 years ;-)

Geomagnatic storm at ness lake, you captured the scene awesome. Photography skill is amazing. Its so beautiful.

Thanks, very kind of you.

Beautiful sky, beautiful photo