Last week I did something that changed my life, something I have never done in the past. I took a nap… at 6 o’clock in the evening. I was tired and stressed out and just couldn’t stay awake. My husband warned me that it would turn out to be a mistake, that I wouldn’t sleep through the night, that I would wake up and annoy the crap out of him when it became regular bedtime. I don’t say this often, but “Honey, you were right!” I took a two hour nap and it changed my life… and his.
I awoke around 8 in the evening and realized I was well rested. There was no way I was going to sleep through the night. I looked out at the clear Alberta sky and thought about going for a drive. I checked the weather and found out that the geomagnetic activity on this night was very high. This mixed with a cloudless night meant one thing to me… there was a chance to see the Northern Lights! My husband lay on the pillow next to me, drifting off to sleep and I shook him. After absorbing the death stare of doom, I enticed him with the promise of late night coffee and donuts. We took a drive out to the countryside with our sugary treats and waited.
Good ole Mother Nature did not disappoint. Here are 11 amazing photos of the Aurora Borealis across the sky in Alberta.
Aurora Photo 1
Aurora Photo 2
Aurora Photo 3
Aurora Photo 4
Aurora Photo 5