For those who were able to stay up late on Sunday evening, they were in luck, as the Aurora Borealis lit up the night sky over Airdrie and the surrounding areas. 

Many Airdronians shared their amazing pictures to show off what the sky looked like from their angle.

Photos provided by Marc SykesPhotos provided by Marc Sykes
Gina SlaneyPhoto provided by Gina Slaney. You can see all kinds of different colours in this picture.

According to the Canadian Space Agency, "Auroras occur when charged particles (electrons and protons) collide with gases in Earth's upper atmosphere." 

Steph CroftsPhoto provided by Steph Crofts.
Laura McIntyrePhoto courtesy of Laura McIntyre
Krystal McMaster     
Photo courtesy of Krystal McMaster.

The colliding of particles produced tiny flashes of colourful light, and when billions of these flashes occur, you see a shimmying or "dancing" effect of the auroras.  

Sheldon DeLange Photo provided by Sheldon DeLange
nihght  Photo provided by Korinna Fortes
Cody Thomas Photo provided by Cody Thomas


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