Northern Lights over Leech Lake, MN - Aurora Borealis

One of my favorite weather events to document is not hurricanes, blizzards, lightning or even tornadoes, it is the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. 

This weekend I went up to a spot I found last year on Leech Lake. 

For those of you that don't know about Leech Lake in Northern Minnesota, it is a huge lake that covers 112,000 surface acres or 175 square miles of surface area.  In short, that lake is huge and makes for a great back drop for a wide open space to watch the Auroras up in Northern, Minnesota.  The down side, it is way up north and takes several hours to drive up there from our home in Saint Cloud, MN.

Shot a couple of interesting photos of me while my cameras were busy doing the time lapse video of the event.  I always wanted to do a photo where I was sitting under the Auroras and here was my chance. 

Anyway, here is the video of the Geomagnetic Storm on Sunday Morning that caused a disturbance in the geomagnetic field of the earth caused by gusts in the solar wind that blows by planet.

The earth was hit by a G2 or Moderate Geomagnetic Storm.

Footage shot Time Lapse with one frame about every second to show the motion of the auroras in full HD 1080 24P.