When it comes to bucket lists, seeing the Northern Lights normally sits pretty high up, but not everyone can find the time to trek far into the north to catch a glimpse. So with that in mind, we sent our roving timelapser, Joel Schat, to Yellowknife’s Aurora Village to capture the stunning natural phenomena on camera.
What Joel had to say about the experience:
Wake up at 4 p.m. after a long cold night under the Aurora Borealis and the first thing I would do is check the forecast for tonight’s show. Eat some dinner, get bundled up for the -40 degrees CELSIUS weather, grab my cameras and go! It is very difficult to predict the Northern Lights and I wasn’t going to miss any of it!
All of a sudden it would appear, shortly after sunset you could start to see it flowing through the sky! The brighter it got the faster it moved! At times it literally filled the sky!
It was so cold standing outside for the hours of watching this phenomenon that my beard would freeze solid! The other crazy cold thing was any camera cables had to be defrosted before bent or they would simply snap in half!
Looking to experience the lights in person? Check out our guide to the best places to experience the Northern Lights.