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Location Selection for Sunrise Sunset Calendar. 'Dancing lights' draw thousands to frozen north. (CNN) -- Winter travelers trek thousands of miles to the frozen north each year seeking the sky's "dancing lights," which provoke awe, excitement and, some say, sex.

'Dancing lights' draw thousands to frozen north

CNN iReporter Bruce Barrett shot this rare red aurora in Canada's Whitehorse, Yukon. Scientists call the natural phenomenon aurora borealis: cascading beams of greens, yellows, blues, purples or reds -- which paint a breathtaking backdrop across the wilderness and attract thousands of tourists annually. "Usually it starts slowly as kind of a hazy greenish color -- like a mist -- building up in frequency dancing across the sky ... and to me that's religion," said photographer Dave Brosha of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, who's seen more than 100 Canadian auroras. Moon Phases Calendar / Moon Schedule. Tonight. Tonight – November 3, 2015 – you have to be a night owl or early bird to view the waning crescent moon coupling up with Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.


That’s true over the next few nights as well. If you’re not one to stay up past the midnight hour, then watch for the moon and Regulus before dawn – on November 4 and 5 – when the two luminaries will be highest up for the night. You might catch some meteors then, too! Current Moon Phase.