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hypnotizingly captivating moments...

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1. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

one of these moments for me was when i saw the northern lights...

i lived in a remote fly-in community in northern ontario when i was 8 years old. the community was called Webequie and there were 500 people, a 10 month long winter, and very little indoor plumbing.

you could walk outside pretty much any night of the year, look up into the sky and see the different colours luminating the night.
i will never forget the feeling of standing on the porch with my mom and staring blankly into the sky for what seemed like hours... watching the ever-changing figures of the lights. the beauty of the sky was so breathtaking... i will never forget it...;)

Lauren

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I've never seen them Lauren - I'd love to!

The night sky in general does it for me. I love the stars, especially of the shooting variety, and the moon and watching the trails of planes going over. I tend to just sit out in the garden at night and stare up at the sky for hours sometimes. ;)

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

That is one thing I missed when living in Arizona...:(
Where I am in Michigan we get to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) a few times a year. The first time I saw them...I thought they were ghosts...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

The most beautiful aurora I've had the pleasure of seeing happened on a camping trip in northern Michigan - though not as far up as the UP. In the last year or so, we've have been able to stand in our front yard and watch teo displays - one resembling CC's ghosts gathering and separating and filling the sky. It was awesome. I have been told that we have actually had several, but we've been asleep during them. No one wanted to call and disturb us - I wish they had! I'd drag my but out of bed!