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Photos: Spring auroras glimmer across Canada's North

Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 4:01 PM - As spring arrives and Canadians eagerly await longer, sunnier days, Canada's North reminds us of the night sky's allure.

Though a natural phenomenon and often elusive, the aurora borealis are most commonly viewed between the months of January to March.

Northern Canada tops the list as one of the world's best locations to view the auroras, however several of the provinces, too, are home to some of the's world renowned light shows: particularly, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and even northern Ontario.

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In honour of the territories (which take just a little longer to see spring temperatures arrive) here are five photos that show northern Canada's auroras in full-glow.


Credit: Eric Langdon, Cape Dorset, Nunavut


Credit: Michael Boyce, Yellowknife, N.W.T.


Credit: Christy Turner, Whitehorse, Yukon


Dragon CRS-10, bound for the International Space Station, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Pad 39A on Sunday morning. Credit: SpaceX


Credit: James Younger, Dawson City, Yukon

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Science Behind the Weather: Ever wonder what creates those amazing Northern Lights in the sky? Find out, below.

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