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08/06/2022 11:22PM  
I remember once the whole sky flashed all night long with northern lights of many colors. My problem is I have no photos.

Let's see some stars and northern lights. In many areas it is tough to see a lot of stars because of artificial light pollution.
 
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Springer2
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08/07/2022 10:59AM  

Cherokee Lake, 9/2021



 
08/07/2022 11:32AM  
Last night of our 2013 Wood/Good/Indiana lake trip.

Pictures taken from wood lake. Even got a picture of S.T.E.V.E





 
Minnesotian
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08/07/2022 03:40PM  





First picture is of me and a buddy on a winter trip a couple years ago. Tried for that "abducted by aliens" picture.

Second one is of me on Vista Lake on a September solo trip. A beautiful, crisp, autumn night.
 
08/07/2022 03:58PM  
Pictures like that are worth many BWCA trips alone. Also, Star pictures or Northern lights are mystic. To me, I know someone is out there on some of those stars. It feels like something spiritual stirs inside you
 
wrestlencanoe
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08/07/2022 05:01PM  
Crooked Lake, Sunday Bay July 3, 2022
 
RodPortage
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08/07/2022 09:04PM  
Lac La Croix (campsite 160, facing north), July 3, 2022
 
08/07/2022 09:31PM  
Wow awesome pictures, you know with all that is going on in the world, these photo's make a person feel good. I wonder with the northern lights how long did you stay up before crawling in the tent?
 
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08/07/2022 09:39PM  
In my case, I woke up and saw the show through the tent screen. Like a siren song they lured me outside to stand on the shore in my underwear. For about 10min I stood there enjoying the show while this year's horrible crop of mosquitoes drained me of my blood. I probably watched for most of an hour from back inside the tent before I finally fell asleep. I hadn't seen them in 25 years, so this was a highlight of the trip.
 
08/07/2022 09:41PM  
Pinetree: "Wow awesome pictures, you know with all that is going on in the world, these photo's make a person feel good. I wonder with the northern lights how long did you stay up before crawling in the tent?"

In my case, we were already in our tents avoiding the mosquitoes and playing Eucher. Went out to go to the bathroom and saw the NL. Watched them for an hour or so, took pictures. Great way to end a trip!!!
 
08/07/2022 11:21PM  
Pinetree: "Wow awesome pictures, you know with all that is going on in the world, these photo's make a person feel good. I wonder with the northern lights how long did you stay up before crawling in the tent?"

Well said. I concur. Hoping my next trip will be my first time observing the northern lights...
 
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08/11/2022 03:04PM  
Pinetree: " I wonder with the northern lights how long did you stay up before crawling in the tent?"

Whenever I go camping with other people, at some point before the first night (usually as we are going to bed on the first night) I tell everyone I give them full permission to wake me up if they get up in the middle of the night and the northern lights are happening. And I also explain and give them permission to wake me up if they aren't even certain what they are seeing is the northern lights.

If someone is waking me up with the possibility of seeing the northern lights, I promise I won't be grumpy even if they are mistaken.
 
08/11/2022 04:37PM  
Minnesotian: "






First picture is of me and a buddy on a winter trip a couple years ago. Tried for that "abducted by aliens" picture.


Second one is of me on Vista Lake on a September solo trip. A beautiful, crisp, autumn night."


Love the silhouettes
 
08/11/2022 05:24PM  
You get northern lights like that you look back and wonder why I crawled into the tent instead of staying up all night. A night to lay in the tent and look thru a screen window.
 
08/11/2022 07:43PM  
What great shots. I have only seen the lights twice while on trips over the past 49 years.
 
08/11/2022 08:43PM  
Here is another. I forgot about this one. Taken in 2002 Fish Stake Narrows I believe. I was a lot younger then.

 
Basspro69
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09/01/2022 11:21AM  
wrestlencanoe: "Crooked Lake, Sunday Bay July 3, 2022
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Spectacular
 
LaVirginienne
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09/01/2022 09:16PM  
Wow! Beautiful
 
LaVirginienne
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09/01/2022 09:17PM  
Incredible!!!!
 
09/01/2022 09:30PM  
Basspro69: "wrestlencanoe: "Crooked Lake, Sunday Bay July 3, 2022
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Spectacular "


Heaven at its finest.
 
afromaniac
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09/02/2022 09:16AM  
RodPortage: "In my case, I woke up and saw the show through the tent screen. Like a siren song they lured me outside to stand on the shore in my underwear. For about 10min I stood there enjoying the show while this year's horrible crop of mosquitoes drained me of my blood. I probably watched for most of an hour from back inside the tent before I finally fell asleep. I hadn't seen them in 25 years, so this was a highlight of the trip."
many years ago on pipe lake we were getting destroyed by mosquitoes around the fire and decided to take our snifter of whiskey in the canoe. Our site faced south so we would have never looked up had those little buggers not been devouring us. Looking up from the lake as we paddled out into peace was a beautiful sight to behold.
 
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09/03/2022 03:28PM  
Nothing can beat the northern lights! I've seen a couple minor displays but never photographed them in the bwca.

This is Orion from a frozen Sawbill lake several winters ago.

 
Zulu
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09/03/2022 10:27PM  

The Aurora is pretty good tonight at Fall Lake Landing near Winton. Quite a few people here photographing. It was better earlier I guess. I’ll wait around and see if they improve.


I was cold and tired but I waited them out. Photos are not as intense as the real thing!

Between 1:00am and 2:00am the display wasn’t as bright as theses photos but the pulsating was surrealistic! It looked like a high speed video of cumulus clouds going overhead and disappearing. The local Astro photographers told me this has been a great year for Aurora near Ely.
Predictions are for another show tonight but like all predictions some don’t always come true!
 
riverat
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09/04/2022 08:42AM  
That is incredibly beautiful
 
09/04/2022 10:07AM  
What a tourist attraction in its own. Better than any fireworks show.
 
Zulu
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09/04/2022 10:03PM  
True to prediction they are back tonight!
 
09/04/2022 11:19PM  
It makes you think about what is really out there and how small the earth is compared to the whole universe.
 
tumblehome
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09/05/2022 06:33AM  
Pinetree: "It makes you think about what is really out there and how small the earth is compared to the whole universe."

Agree!
As Carl Sagan commented on the photo taken from Voyegeur spacecraft in 1990 of earth from 3.7 billion miles away.





“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.“
 
09/05/2022 10:40AM  
tumblehome: "Pinetree: "It makes you think about what is really out there and how small the earth is compared to the whole universe."


Agree!
As Carl Sagan commented on the photo taken from Voyegeur spacecraft in 1990 of earth from 3.7 billion miles away.






“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.“"


With the universe so large there has to be life out there somewhere. Who knows what kind of fish swim in a lake far far away.
 
09/05/2022 11:56AM  

Pinetree
With the universe so large there has to be life out there somewhere. Who knows what kind of fish swim in a lake far far away."


 
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09/06/2022 10:51AM  
From the shore at Clearwater Lodge, Sunday 9/4 at about 2:30 AM. There was a lot of fog over the lake and I am pretty inexperienced with night photography in general and the controls on my camera specifically but, it seems like a kind of interesting shot.

 
09/06/2022 12:22PM  
OCDave: "From the shore at Clearwater Lodge, Sunday 9/4 at about 2:30 AM. There was a lot of fog over the lake and I am pretty inexperienced with night photography in general and the controls on my camera specifically but, it seems like a kind of interesting shot.


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we could all meet at Clearwater lodge with lawn chairs,beer and wine and have a great cookout while watching the free show.
 
09/07/2022 12:05AM  
 
09/08/2022 07:38PM  
This is the first time I have been able to bear looking at these photos. It is one of my biggest disappointments that I have lived for 77 years and have NEVER seen the northern lights! I would think that I have been in the right place many times, but not at the right time. How I envy those of you who have seen them even once, and to have had more than one sighting is just a blessing I cannot fathom.

Thanks for sharing.
 
09/09/2022 11:56AM  


Norway. Sorry that I've never seen them in the Boundary Waters.
 
09/09/2022 04:39PM  
Jeriatric: "


Norway. Sorry that I've never seen them in the Boundary Waters."


Awesome, and it shows we are all together in one medium-sized planet and Heaven beaming down.
 
Twins87
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09/09/2022 04:45PM  
Taken from the island site on Tuscarora Lake last Saturday night. We had amazing northern lights Sat, Sun & Mon night. It was already a bucket-list trip without the night sky show and it made the trip incredibly special.
















 
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