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.
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Here are some northern lights displays as seen in Canada, compared with shows across the globe:
Narcissus is a mythic figure who fell in love with his own reflection. We imagine these northern lights might do the same.
This isn't bad. But we prefer the contrast we find up north.
Now that's a beautiful light display. Let's see how things are going in ...
Ha! Green! That's all you can muster? Try again!
OK, so our northern lights aren't always multicoloured. But when they're not, they're still spectacular. Whereas in ...
You don't need a more intense solar event! You're just weak! Weak!
It's like a supernova exploding behind a forest. Then you look at ...
Sorry, we can't see the auroras for the trees.
Incredible. Transcendent. Let's see what you got ...
Oh, COME ON! Red turning to green, and that's all? What is this, a traffic light? Be a little more creative!
It's like heaven is beckoning us just over those mountains. But let's see what we find in ...
(Photo via Imgur)
Not bad. For Michigan.
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 ...
Faint. Fluid. Lamesauce.
Like a neon green sunrise. Which is more than can be said for ...
A green band of light. How original.
It's like a rainbow cascading across the sky. Whereas in ...
(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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