Looking out our windows is something we do regularly, out of habit, searching for animals, interesting light patterns, cool clouds and fog, etc. Yesterday, when I looked out the window at about 4:45 a.m. I was rewarded with bright greenish-white streaks and swirls in the sky. Mike is not the early-morning person I am, but I got him up anyway. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Northern Lights.
They appear more green in the images because the shutter is kept open to gather more light. In the picture of the lights over the glacier, we can see a hint of pink along with the green. Note the gradient in the band, how the greenish color at the top fades to yellow then blends into pink at the bottom. That’s what we attempted to portray in The Trail Home. We’ve seen better examples in real life than the ones we saw yesterday, but I think you can get the idea.