NY Photographer Captures Northern Lights in Dazzling Time Lapse Video
Did you catch the Northern Lights in New York? One photographer captured Mother Nature in all her glory.
Shane Muckey shared a mesmerizing time-lapse video of the Aurora Borealis in Altmar, New York on Monday, September 18.
Aurora Borealis Lights Up Adirondacks
This isn't the first time Muckey has been lucky enough to see and capture the Northern Lights in New York. Check out the stunning display in the Adirondacks.
Photographer Captures Stunning Northern Lights Show in Adirondacks
“Aurora is the name given to the glow or light produced when electrons from space flow down Earth’s magnetic field and collide with atoms and molecules of the upper atmosphere in a ring or oval centered on the magnetic pole of Earth."
Best Viewing Time
The best time to view the lights is normally within an hour or two of midnight. So, sometime between 10 PM and 2 AM.
You'll need to find a dark place, away from the city lights, to see the prism of floating color, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.
When to See
Charles Deehr, a professor emeritus, and aurora forecaster at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute, says you'll need a little patience too.
"Active periods are typically about 30 minutes long and occur every two hours, if the activity is high. The aurora is a sporadic phenomenon, occurring randomly for short periods or perhaps not at all."
Northern Lights From Home
You can see also the Northern Lights without leaving your house. The Canadian Space Agency has a live camera of the skies above Yellowknife, one of the best places to see the spectacular light show.
A number of photographers have captured the beauty of Mother Nature, lighting up the New York sky, over the past few years. Take a look at their stunning work.