March 02, 2015 - 4:29 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The adventurous and the lucky were able to get a glimpse of the northern lights this weekend but there is still a chance of seeing them again tonight and this time Mother Nature might be a bit more cooperative.
With Environment Canada calling for clear skies and Space Weather Canada calling for unsettled conditions throughout the region, Monday night could provide another glimpse of the auroras.
Sunday night Kamloops photographer Ryan Fisher took a few Thompson Rivers University students from India north of Kamloops in search of the northern lights. Fisher, who recently returned from a successful trip of shooting the auroras in Yellowknife, said the elusive northern lights only made a brief appearance.
Fisher relies on softservenews.com to get northern lights forecasts and alerts and recommends heading north of the city for the best chance of viewing them
“To get away from city lights I prefer the northwest side of the city. Then keep your eyes up and north,” Fisher recommends, adding, “They are definitely elusive and quite often not all that bright.”
If you are heading out tonight be sure to dress warmly, temperatures will be dropping to as low as -9 Celsius in the valleys and will be even colder at higher elevations where the better views tend to be. Be sure to check out our tips for getting the most out of your night sky photography as well.
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