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9 Times Canada's Northern Lights Basically Owned The World

03/25/2015 06:22 EDT | Updated 03/25/2015 06:59 EDT

We love the northern lights in Canada.

When they show up in winter, they provide a pleasant distraction from icy roads, slushy sidewalks and snow piled so high that you can't reach your car.

But how do our auroras stack up against the rest of the world?

We've had some amazing shows this winter and beyond, and some incredible photos by people such as Thunder Bay photographer Justin Stevens.

We want to see how they stack up against other countries.

Here are some northern lights displays as seen in Canada, compared with shows across the globe:

Canada

northern lights

(Photo via Flickr user Justin Stevens/License)

Narcissus is a mythic figure who fell in love with his own reflection. We imagine these northern lights might do the same.

Oregon

(Photo: Brad Goldpaint via Imgur)

This isn't bad. But we prefer the contrast we find up north.

Canada

northern lights

(Photo via Flickr user Justin Stevens/License)

Now that's a beautiful light display. Let's see how things are going in ...

Scandinavia

(Photo: June Grønseth via Imgur)

Ha! Green! That's all you can muster? Try again!

Canada

northern lights

(Photo via Flickr user Justin Stevens/License)

OK, so our northern lights aren't always multicoloured. But when they're not, they're still spectacular. Whereas in ...

Alaska

(Photo: Reddit user Kootznoo_wootwoot via Imgur)

You don't need a more intense solar event! You're just weak! Weak!

Canada

northern lights

(Photo via Flickr user Justin Stevens/License)

It's like a supernova exploding behind a forest. Then you look at ...

Norway

(Photo: Reddit user linksdrall via Imgur)

Sorry, we can't see the auroras for the trees.

Canada

northern lights

(Photo via Flickr user Justin Stevens/License)

Incredible. Transcendent. Let's see what you got ...

Finland

(Photo: Imgur)

Oh, COME ON! Red turning to green, and that's all? What is this, a traffic light? Be a little more creative!

Canada

northern lights canada

It's like heaven is beckoning us just over those mountains. But let's see what we find in ...

Michigan

(Photo via Imgur)

Not bad. For Michigan.

Canada

northern lights canada (Photo: Getty)

See, in Canada, our northern lights contort themselves into recognizable shapes. Here, we see something that looks like the skeleton of a Great White Shark's jaws. Whereas in ...

Finland

northern lights finland (Photo: Getty)

Faint. Fluid. Lamesauce.

Canada

northern lights canada

(Photo via Flickr user Justin Stevens/License)

Like a neon green sunrise. Which is more than can be said for ...

Sweden

northern lights sweden (Photo: Getty)

A green band of light. How original.

Canada

northern lights

(Photo via Flickr user Justin Stevens/License)

It's like a rainbow cascading across the sky. Whereas in ...

Norway

(Photo: Diane Robinson via Imgur)

It's like a jumbo jet streaked through the air leaving a trail of neon green fuel. Impressive on its own, but in context, not as much.

So for those who weren't keeping score:

Canada - 9; World - 0.

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