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Northern Lights dazzle night sky in Penticton and across Okanagan

Pentictonite captures Aurora Borealis which is expected to be visible again tonight

Penticton resident Alex York captured the Northern Lights show from Munson Mountain Monday night.

York knew there was a good chance he could catch the Aurora Borealis so he picked a spot on the mountain around 11 p.m. last night.

“I caught the Northern Lights peeking out over Skaha Lake last year, but nothing like last night’s showing,” said York.

Aurora Borealis is expected to be elevated again tonight, Oct. 12, weather permitting, said Aurora Forecast website. Northern lights displays could be visible directly overhead in many northern communities and visible to the North from slightly lower northern latitudes.

To capture this light phenomenon, York recommends using a tripod and be in an area with as little light pollution as possible.

York also recommends using a lens with the best f-stop/aperture you can to let as much light in (or use night mode on a cellphone with as little movement as possible.)

The Northern Lights could be seen throughout the Okanagan last night.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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