Aurora Borealis III

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This appearance of the Aurora was on a winter's night travelling from Regina to Winnipeg on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Aurora happen around both the north and south poles, where the Earth's magnetic field is weakest. Solar wind, which usually is deflected by the magnetic field, 'leaks' through and the solar particles react with the gases in our atmosphere. "'Aurora borealis', the lights of the northern hemisphere, means 'dawn of the north'. 'Aurora australis' means 'dawn of the south'." (

Some see the Northern Lights a good luck, and others bringers of bad luck. Some northern Canadian traditions maintain that whistling at them will make them disappear, along with their associated misfortune.

Commonly the peak viewing time is 11 P.M. locally, though auroral activity can last from 10 minutes to several hours.

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Aurora Borealis III
Night Sky Over The Trans-Canada From Regina To Winnipeg
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 9" x 9"
  • 2004
  • Finished with five coats of varnish to protect from dust and UV light
  • Wire pre-installed in the back for easy hanging
  • Image property of Leith
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