Northern Lights and Moon Rise Over the Lake!

The forecast from the coronal hole panned out: the night was spectacular; I only wished I had something better than an iPhone to catch it all on! I was watching a great northern lights show (a bright green homogeneous band over the city and the lake, reflecting off the water) when the moon began to rise over Lake Superior. At first it was just a bright red glow on the horizon, then the orange moon peeked its way over the surface. It was a little distorted by the water’s edge, which was neat to see. When the moon was higher, there was a long, orange moonbeam reflected all the way down the lake, with little ripples on the water. It’s one of the most spectacular things I’ve ever seen! It was a crystal clear night, with the milky way faintly visible and a few meteors. Also, so many birds were migrating over; the night was far from silent with a seemingly constant stream of flight calls overhead.

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