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Outdoors: Auroras in Algoma

When you think of the Northern Lights, most people correlate them with Alaska, Iceland, Norway, etc.
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When you think of the Northern Lights, most people correlate them with Alaska, Iceland, Norway, etc. Fortunately, we are situated in the Algoma District and we have the rare luxury of viewing the most spectacular show on earth in our beautiful region.

The pulsing lights of auroras are reactions between electrically charged particles from the sun that meet the Earth's atmosphere; they are measured on a scale called a KP-index.

In Algoma, a KP level of 3 is enough to capture lights in camera and the higher the number the stronger and more prevalent the lights are.

Aurora displays appear in many colours, the most common being green and purple, however, shades of red, yellow, blue, and pink are amongst others that may arise during these powerful storms.

The lights appear in many shapes and sizes from arched bands of light to curtains of glowing rays that light up the night sky with an eerie haze.

- Greg Sacco

Read more about the Northern Lights in Algoma.