Northern lights put on dreamy show across British Columbia
The aurora borealis gave British Columbians a show on Monday, from Vancouver Island to Fort St. John and the Kootenays.
Aurora borealis lit up the province late Monday from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays and Fort St. John
On a clear, cool Monday night, as the first long weekend of the fall season came to a quiet close, a mesmerizing ribbon of neon-green light burst across the sky over British Columbia.
The northern lights gave families a show from Vancouver Island to Fort St. John and the Kootenays, starting around 9:30 p.m. PT.
The spectacle was made visible in southern parts of Western Canada by a "solar flare" event, according to CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe. The aurora borealis is usually best seen in the Arctic.
See photos of the northern lights over B.C. below: