The first time I saw the northern lights, it was alarming. It was similar to this picture as it was only one stream of color and one bold stripe. I was quite young and my Mom came running in the house. “I think it’s the second coming of Christ! There is a red carpet coming from the sky.” I didn’t really know what she was talking about, but none of it sounded good to me.
Because of the negative experience we took a little trip where we were a little closer. It was not what it looked like when I saw it many years later in Alaska, and yet it was till beautiful and worth the trip north.
I went searching for some awesome examples.