I've only caught the Northern Lights in Bozeman once, but we do get several chances a year. The folks at MooseHeart Photography put together a nice time lapse from September 2017.

What exactly ARE the Northern Lights?

Our sun is 93 million miles away. But its effects extend far beyond its visible surface. Great storms on the sun send gusts of charged solar particles hurtling across space.

If Earth is in the path of the particle stream, our planet’s magnetic field and atmosphere react.

When the charged particles from the sun strike atoms and molecules in Earth’s atmosphere, they excite those atoms, causing them to light up.

Thank you, MooseHeart Photography! Enjoy...