Photographer Darlene Tanner captured this stunning shot on the Northern Lights on Monday night near Alix. The G2 solar storm conditions made the Aurora Borealis viewable for many people across the province. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Tanner)

Photographer Darlene Tanner captured this stunning shot on the Northern Lights on Monday night near Alix. The G2 solar storm conditions made the Aurora Borealis viewable for many people across the province. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Tanner)

Northern lights shine bright across Central Alberta

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.

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