By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orcas – 1/24/18

Today’s edition of Wednesday Wanderlust takes us to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to embrace the splendor of winter and the mighty aurora borealis.

This video is titled “The Auroras of Churchill” and is brought to you by Alan Dyer. The imagery will certainly stoke your adventure fires while also make you wish you were near one.

Check it out.

“My 5-minute music video features time-lapse movies of the Northern Lights shot in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, over 5 nights from January 25 to 29, 2017, at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. I was the instructor that week for a group of participants in the “Arctic Skies” Road Scholar program.

The auroras that week were typical of nightly Churchill displays, with the northern town under the auroral oval at 58° North latitude and 97° West longitude. During the displays the Kp Index was reading no higher than 3; most were at Kp 1 or 2. Nevertheless, the aurora puts on a good show on any clear night in winter. But displays with Kp indices higher than 3 or 4 are even more impressive. See my other aurora music videos here for examples from Churchill in 2016.

I shot the time-lapses with a Nikon D750 camera and Rokinon 12mm full-frame fish-eye and a Sigma 20mm lens, and a Canon 6D with a Sigma 8mm circular fish-eye lens. I shot about 3200 frames for the sequences here. Exposures varied from 1 second to 10 seconds per frame.

Frames were processed with Adobe Camera Raw and LRTimelapse, and assembled with Time-Lapse from using a 2- or 3-frame Tweening effect to smooth the motion.”

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