boreal spring: meltwater & aurora

Images:
1. ‘Mountains & Lake’, Lawren Harris, c1929, via
2. ‘Northern Lights’, Tom Thomson, c1917, via
3. ‘Northern Lights’, Tom Thomson, c1916, via
4. ‘Icebergs & Mountains, Greenland’, Lawren Harris, c1932, via

‘… to this long twilight, we must also add the Aurora Borealis, casting a light equal to that of the full moon, which appears in clear nights, at the beginning of the new moon, in the northern regions … and which sometimes even darts its rays far towards the South …’

… an excerpt from ‘The Poles are the most enlightened parts of the World’; XCIV, The Gentleman’s magazine, Vol 40, 1770, via University of Michigan

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the long twilight of winter’s wane

‘… a very great refraction is made under the poles, and consequently a long twilight, or, in other words, a light of long continuance …’

… an excerpt from ‘The Poles are the most enlightened parts of the World’; XCIV, The Gentleman’s magazine, Vol 40, 1770, via University of Michigan

Images:
1. ‘Icebergs, Davis Strait’, Lawren Harris, c1930, via Heffel
2. ‘Russian Winter’, Nikolai Timkov, c1969, via Leningrad Artists
3. ‘Reindeer in Narjan Mar’, Ravdna Eira, via Arctic Council
4. ‘North Shore, Baffin Island’, Lawren Harris, c1930, via NGC
5. ‘Caribou’ Niviaksiak, via NGC