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 Have you ever seen the northern lights?

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 28 Mar 2011 6:02 PM
 15 Mar 2009
 Calgary
Tiki
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Many times smile I have fond memories of my dad waking us up in the middle of the night bundling us in blankets to go stand in the middle of the road or field (Depending if we were at home or at the farm) to watch them as a family. I also have memories of doing the same thing at age 20 with my family but we were all drunk lol.. I'm lucky.

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 28 Mar 2011 7:37 PM
 3 Jan 2011
 Durham Region, ON
Lifeasiknowit
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Once. It wasn't super bright, but def beautiful. I hope I get to see it again.

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 28 Mar 2011 7:54 PM
 21 Apr 2010
Red_
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Many times while in Northern Manitoba. Stunning.

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 28 Mar 2011 8:04 PM
 6 Sep 2007
 Vernon BC
Milla
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I saw some really beautiful ones in Camrose AB about 6 years ago smile

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 28 Mar 2011 8:40 PM
 1 Dec 2009
 Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Mrs.Olson
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Great timelapse video, and love the soundtrack!

I think the colours have been enhanced in the video, but it's reasonably accurate. They don't usually move that fast though - again, part of the video-editing.

I grew up in Whitehorse YT. It's been 23 years since I left and I definitely do NOT miss the sub-zero temperatures (-60 including windchill = Yuck!), but every time I see photos or video of the northern lights I feel homesick! /sigh

If you ever have a chance to see them, do it!! It is truly an amazing spectacle. Even thinking about it gives me a little thrill - it's almost a religious experience (that's saying *a lot*, coming from an old athiest like me, lol). Be warned though, the best time to see them is in the middle of winter.

The best way I can describe it is "ghosts dancing in the sky."

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 28 Mar 2011 8:50 PM
 1 Jan 2010
tentenohnine
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I saw the northern lights once when I lived in rural Quebec. It totally blew my mind!

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 28 Mar 2011 9:07 PM
 24 Apr 2007
 Smalltown, AB
Irene_Neil
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I have but never like that video. Still pretty cool!

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 28 Mar 2011 9:43 PM
 11 Nov 2006
 Newfoundland
Ashrose
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I would say no. Once I had a late flight home from Toronto and the pilot pointed them out in case anyone wanted to see them. It was on the opposite side of the plane from me, so I peeked out that little window in the emergency door, but couldn't really see much, so I don't really count it.

I'm guessing we're just not in the right location for them... since it's not because it's not dark enough here!

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 28 Mar 2011 9:46 PM
 30 Aug 2009
_Kate_
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I have several times, I think they are absolutely majestic. It's been a few years since the last time I witnessed the northern lights, this has me hoping that our paths cross again soon!

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 28 Mar 2011 10:04 PM
 25 Oct 2007
Gracie81
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I grew up watching them in Fort McMurray. Definately more vibrant the colder it is. |I remember one September around my birthday they were red. So cool.

We use to snowmobile all winter long and watch them dance all the time. Some nights they would get really bright that we'd stop the machines and just watch them, and they'd light the trails, they'd be so bright.

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 28 Mar 2011 10:05 PM
 25 Oct 2007
Gracie81
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I love them, and miss them so much living more south.

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 28 Mar 2011 10:27 PM
 3 Jan 2008
Wwoman
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Yes, but they weren't as vivid as in that video.

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 28 Mar 2011 10:44 PM
 25 Aug 2006
 Calgary
JMaddy
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Yup. All the time. They're gorgeous!

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 28 Mar 2011 11:19 PM
 31 Jan 2007
 Calgary (reception in Ottawa)
amberm145
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I spent a large part of my childhood in far north Ontario (as in at least a day of travelling to get to Sudbury!) and I completely took them for granted. That's just what the sky looked like when it was cold. tongueold I didn't grasp that this was something unique I was experiencing. I'm sure there were nights they were that vivid. I remember more blues and purples, though.

I haven't seen them since I've been an adult, since I've been old enough to appreciate it. I've been thinking about taking a long weekend trip up to Yellowknife one February. It's actually not too bad from Calgary, cheaper than going to Toronto.

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 28 Mar 2011 11:20 PM
 1 Aug 2008
~QE~
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Probably 5-6 times. thumbsup

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 29 Mar 2011 12:16 AM
 22 Apr 2008
 Edmonton, AB
sailtothemoon
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Yes, one memorable night with an ex they were really spectacular smile But you tend to see them once in a while here.

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 29 Mar 2011 6:57 AM
 1 Jan 2010
Reborn2011
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We can see them from my mother's in central NB. It's not as bright as the video, but you can definitely see the moving green in the sky.

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 29 Mar 2011 11:48 AM
 1 Jan 2010
go_Brch
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yup I've seen them.

I have also been up near the arctic circle for work in the summer it was really odd having sun ALL day... had to staple garbage bags to the windows to block out the light to sleep.

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 29 Mar 2011 10:29 PM
 4 Apr 2006
cynful
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Yes, I grew up in Fort McMurray as well and spent many nights laying in the grass in my backyard watching them. I've seen them a few times in Edmonton and as far south as Red Deer.

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 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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