Monday, July 27, 2009

#54 - See the Northern Lights

I recently came across an old list I had made of things to do before I die. Since my life is ridiculously boring, I thought I'd post some of them here whenever I feel like it. (This is really one of those things that just depends on my fancy.)

Number 54: See an aurora (also know as the Northern Lights)

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee

I would like to visit Alaska and since auroras can be seen from there (that's where the top picture was take actually), I figured I could kill two birds with one stone.

-Top picture taken by Joshua Strang. Bottom one taken by NASA and The Cremation of Sam McGee is by Robert W. Service.

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