One of the things I miss most about Alaska besides moose in the backyard and in the freezer, the fresh air, the wilderness, the salmon, the peacefulness….okay, there are quite a few things I miss about Alaska. But one of those many things I miss about Alaska is going out and braving the cold temperatures to watch Aurora dance in the sky.
Here are just a handful of the photos I took while we lived there – in case you haven’t been following for that long, or if you never saw the pics.
Here you can see some of the rare “pinks” that we would see.
But as amazing as the photos are, they just can’t do it justice because you can’t see the movement. The Aurora Borealis can’t really be filmed, because you have to keep the shutter open so long for each frame. Well – a very clever soldier at Fort Greely in Alaska figured out a way to do it. With night vision goggles!!! You can’t see the amazing colors, but if you keep the colors from the images above in mind, and watch the video below, you’ll have a slight idea of just how awesome it was to experience it.
Kudos to Brandon LaPointe for figuring this out while out doing training!
Do you want to know more about the Aurora Borealis, like what it actually is? Check out this informative video…
Check it out HERE.