Pond Inlet at approximately 72 degrees lattitude is normally too far north for viewing northern lights. In fact, when photographing this northern lights image the camera was pointed southeast. Temperatures range minus 40-60 degrees Celsius. Dew point is often in the minus 40-45 degree range making ice fog a near common occurance. Frostbite can occur within five minutes exposure with the right conditions. There is almost no snowfall during the winter; any accumulation is measured in tenth's of a centimeter. Snowflakes in the cold season are more like dandruff than the typical larger crystal lattice snowflakes commonly found in temperatures approaching the melting point. After a couple of months darkness, the return of the sun is a most welcome sight.