The northern lights put on a unique show Monday night over Central Alberta.
Professional and amateur sky viewers alike captured the phenomenon. The lights danced across the sky starting around 11 p.m. and were visible even within the city limits of Red Deer.
“No better way to spend Thanksgiving night by giving thanks to lady aurora for putting on a magical show in the sky tonight,” Tweeted Red Deer photographer Jeff Adams.
“Out of this world AURORA (Monday) night in Alix #alberta G2 Solar Storm conditions all night long! So glad many were able to witness this!!” Tweeted Darlene Tanner, another well-known storm and northern lights photographer.
The G2 “moderate” geomagnetic storm is the second level of the five-level storm rating from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
No better way to spend Thanksgiving night by giving thanks to lady aurora for putting on a magical show in the sky tonight around 11:00PM MDT when she went G2 strength. Photos taken from Chain Lakes east of Morningside, Alberta. #ABStorm #StormHour #NorthernLights #Aurora pic.twitter.com/gwxcqPGDEG
— Jeff Adams (@jeffmadams) October 12, 2021
KABOOM 💥 Out of this world AURORA last night in Alix #alberta G2 Solar Storm conditions all night long! So glad many were able to witness this!! #NorthernLights #aurora #AuroraBorealis #abstorm #teamtanner #NaturePhotography @dartanner @TamithaSkov @NightLights_AM @JimCantore pic.twitter.com/Gi0QSc3LFq
— ᴛʀᴇᴇ ᴛᴀɴɴᴇʀ (@treetanner) October 12, 2021
The BEST thanksgiving Aurora I’ve ever seen tonight!! Here’s a few, but the G2 solar storm is ongoing! #aurora #TeamTanner @treetanner @TamithaSkov @NightLights_AM @chunder10 @scottrockphoto @weathernetwork @mark_tarello @mikesobel @MeredithFrost @MatthewCappucci @JimCantore pic.twitter.com/rK8hVJ3tOg
— Dar Tanner (@dartanner) October 12, 2021