Photos:

Amazing Northern Lights Pictures: July 2012

PREVIOUS | NEXT
1 of 13

Aurora over Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Canada

Credit: Paul Zizka Photography/www.zizka.ca
Night sky watcher Paul Zizka caught the aurora on July 9, 2012, at Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. He writes: "Yet another sleepless…Read More »





night spent at Lake Minnewanka last night. And it was worth it. Immediately after returning to Banff from an evening ascent of Narao Peaks, I noticed the data looked good for a light show so I hastily made my way to my favorite aurora watching spot, Lake Minnewanka. The aurora danced on and off for hours. Most of the time it was barely visible to the naked eye, but now and then Mother Nature would put on a show that was hard to miss. The displays ranged from a very interesting, long-lasting pink streak directly overhead to wild green curls and purple pillars to the north and east."   Less «
More from Space.com
AUTHOR BIO

Tariq Malik

Tariq joined TechMediaNetwork's SPACE.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became SPACE.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining SPACE.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Tariq on .
Tariq Malik on
Contact @tariqjmalik on Twitter Contact Tariq Malik by EMail