Beautiful Aurora Display Dances Above North Dakota

Occurred on October 12, 2021 / Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA

Info from Licensor: I had just come back from aurora chasing on the night of October 12, 2021, and was ready to head to bed when my friend called me saying the aurora was dancing again! I grabbed my camera and rushed outside to witness the skies dancing above my house! Usually, you need to travel well outside the city (I live in Grand Forks, ND) to see any type of aurora display, but it was so strong that night that you could see it right in town. The aurora that night was the strongest it had been in probably 3 years, and it was an amazing experience to witness it. Auroras are a big part of culture, tradition, and livelihood up in the northern tier of the U.S. I'm an aurora chaser myself and also help other people chase the lights. I am a student at the University of North Dakota studying physics and science communication and plan on going to grad school to study space weather and the aurora, so this night was so special and rewarding for me.

After seeing the skies dance I posted the video on social media and it was just insane seeing how many people were touched by the dancing skies. Many people were socked in with clouds, so the fact I was able to see it meant thousands could live through my excitement vicariously.