06/25/2015 06:12 EDT | Updated 06/25/2015 06:59 EDT

Northern Lights Time-Lapse Video From B.C. Will Mesmerize You

The northern lights are often visible in the upper corners of B.C. like Prince George — but rarely do the colours make an appearance down south.

So when the aurora borealis do come to town, it's special.

Photographer Tristan Todd, who lives in Richmond, B.C., was on his feet for 17 hours capturing a gorgeous time-lapse of Mother Nature's show, finally wrapping around 2 a.m. Tuesday. (Watch above.)

He wasn't the only one who stayed up late to see the lights — check out more mesmerizing photos from southern B.C.:

Kamloops, Central Interior

Sayward, Vancouver Island

Kootenay Rockies

Good morning from @HelloBC! Here's last night's time-lapse from the St Mary River @KootenayRockies #ExploreBC. Now off to Kaslo!

A video posted by Matt Glastonbury (@mattglastonbury) on

Fernie, Kootenays


Dancing in the Dark 🌌 💜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another magnetic storm is in town and this time it's all over the news. Dozens of astrophotographers make the trip up to the cove to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. This was a strong storm and it did not disappoint. The northern lights danced in the night sky and reflected off the Howe Sound. Captured this morning at Porteau Cove 1:30am 06-23-2015 💜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Auroraborealis 💙 #NorthernLights 💚 #PorteauCove 🌲 #Squamish Lillooet⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

A photo posted by VANCOUVER BC CANADA 🍁 Michael (@seaside_signs) on

Whistler Mountain

Burnaby, Metro Vancouver

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