Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? If you have lived in the Southeast all your life, most likely not. But when I lived in Wisconsin, I was blessed to see them once, on a cold winter night over a lake near my apartment. The red color was so intense our local meteorologist told us that she had been getting calls asking where the fire was. So we tramped out in the snow and looked up. I was astonished to see the lights up to the zenith, and they were very active, flashing as they moved. An amazing display! So I was excited to see this collection of winning images of the Northern Lights from the yearly competition held by Capture the Atlas. I hope you are as amazed by these photos as I am. Space weather can be as photogenic as weather here at the surface of the earth.

“Polaris Dream” by Nico Rinaldi