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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 – July 13, 2016 – as darkness falls, look for the waxing gibbous moon near a reddish “star.”


It’s not a star, but instead the red planet Mars. The moon and Mars both reside in front of the constellation Libra on this night. You’ll have plenty of time to catch the evening couple – the moon and Mars – as the twosome will be out until the wee hours after midnight. Current Moon Phase.