St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Northern Lights Display (Yr. 2: Day 55)

At 2:00 a.m. my Northern Lights app alarm went off. A quick check of the numbers revealed the conditions were looking insanely good. This fact plus clear skies and no moon meant a trip north of Duluth twenty five miles to the frozen ice of Boulder Lake was demanded. By 2:40 am I was on the ice, and stayed there till 5 am. The Aurora filled the sky, even sometimes to my south. The peak of the Zodiac even had flashing lights for almost an hour. Here are a few photos from last night … a true start for a St. Patrick’s celebration!

Matt joined me on the ice around 3:30 am. Got a nice photo of him changing camera settings during a “quiet period” of lights!

Northern Lights at Boulder Lake … 25 miles north of Duluth
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4 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Northern Lights Display (Yr. 2: Day 55)

  1. Beautiful pictures….we were in Iceland last year, but no Northern Lights while we were there…..only in MN!

    1. I was taking photographs about 800 yards west of the outlet at the dam. One parks at the public access.

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