The Southern Lights

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My dream has always been to break away from the big cities and flee up to the cold barren areas of Canada and witness the beautiful and breathtaking Aurora Borealis or more commonly known as the Northern Lights for myself. However, I'll have to take to watching videos online until then.

Called "Aurora Australis" these lights seen in the video are found in the Antarctic regions and are just as gorgeous as the Northern Lights. Filmed by Anthony Powell who is stationed in Antarctica he uses his spare time to video and snap shots of not only Aurora Australis but also of animals and landscapes. via - The Daily Galaxy

Here you can visit Anthony Powell's personal blog and website - [Link]

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Thanks for all the info folks! Living in Toronto, Ontario can be a real bummer for star gazers like myself. The amount of light pollution really ruins any chance of seeing a good clean sky. I may take a trip to the West and then travel Northwards from there. :)
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I recommend going to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. The Northern Lights are visible in the summer, like people have said. but, I still would wait until late summer. The reason for going to Isle Royale is because there is very very little light "pollution" out in the middle of the big lake and so you get really dark nights...and good viewing conditions for the northern lights as well as the whole milky way. www.nps.gov/isro
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Nova on PBS had a show on about them last night, so watch for that - explained the whole thing...
ps. watching video is cool, seeing them full blown, live, is one of the most amazing visual spectacles you could imagine, better than a solar eclipse I would wager.
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