Sunday

Northern Lights - Live Streaming From Churchill, Manitoba

The Northern Lights (the Aurora Borealis) has been on my "bucket list" for years, and I have yet to see it in person. I am originally from Scotland, and you can see it from there - "The Northern Lights of Aberdeen" is even a traditional song - but I lived in the southern part of the country, so I missed out.

Well, I may have found something tide me over until the fates choose to smile upon me -  a live streaming feed from a scientific outpost in the upper parts of Canada. The Churchill Northern Studies Center is in Manitoba, and the actual video feed is here. They have a pretty sweet color camera setup, so you can also enjoy the shockingly bright star fields in those cold night skies.

Below is a time lapse of what you might see from that same part of the world on any given evening (there was a nice show last night that I watched for half an hour or so). The camera does have sound, and they will re-orientate it from time to time, although I mostly heard wind noise from this pretty barren location. I had hoped to maybe hear the sound of the Aurora too, but not this time.


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