Watching the Aurora Borealis play around IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

The Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights) are natural light displays in the sky, typically occuring in the ionosphere.

The Cree call this phenomenon the “Dance of the Spirits” and  in Europe, in the Middle Ages, the auroras were commonly believed a sign from God.

They were named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Pierre Gassendi in 1621.

Auroras can be spotted throughout the world and on other planets. They are most visible closer to the poles due to the longer periods of darkness and the magnetic field.

More info here.

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janita haan October 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm

a million trillion and more peaceful wishes for this planet and the universe, its people and beyond……


Meshe October 9, 2010 at 4:47 am



stephanie king October 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

All my best. Thank you.


romulo October 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm

May the beauty of nature & culture save us from darkness of ignorance. Thanks for this living peace poem.


Karely Amador October 12, 2010 at 12:28 am



Ting Luyo October 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

Creo que muy aparte de felicitar a John por su septuagenario, hay que agradecer a yoko por llevar a cabo esta idea tan genial y espiritual… No cabe duda de que John estuvo tan enamorado de ti porque le maravillaron tus ideas, tus proyectos y tu positivismo. Tienes una mente brillante y y una inteligencia admirable Yoko… Has llegado muy lejos y sin duda sabremos mucho mas de ti y nos seguiras sorprendiendo
Pero 1ero al gran musico que fue John Winston Lennon, quien inundo nuestros corazones de amor y esperanza, de suenos y y anhelos de un despertar mejor… Aquel que estuvo ahi cada vez que escuchabas sus canciones, en mi ninez, adolescencia y ciertamente en mi madurez y adultez, aunque no lo supiera estuvo ahi aconsejandome y dandome animos a traves de sus experiencias, diciendome: LIFE IS VERY SHORT AND THERE’S NO TIME FOR FORCING AND FIGHTING MY FRIEND, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, IMAGINE, y muchas mas…
Gracias John…


Sofía Mt October 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Cierto, muy cierto. :’)

Thanks, Yoko. Thanks, John. I’m 17, yet you’ve already changed my life in every single way FOREVER!
Love is all and it is all we need. <3


janet murphy October 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

love is real, real is love…..peace to all who view this fantastic display of nature.


Judith Canniff Anderson November 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm



S Ernestina December 24, 2010 at 8:27 am

Tks so much for having thought of that beautifully built light which represents us and our peaceful energy, in that place, using renewable energy, combining itself with the Aurore Boreals as another mother nature element.


Janet Bisogni October 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

In loving memory of John a beautifull idea,to share with us & the world love & peace to all…


Rita October 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

“The spirit dance was unfolding” – Number 9 Dream


Beatriz Furtado de Mendonça February 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Muito lindo !!! incredible!! an astonishing lovely idea!!! LOVE IT SO MUCH!! THE SPIRIT OF LENNON AND HIS IDEAS SÃO PARA SEMPRE, FOREVER AND EVER…..


melodee September 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm

john would so love this…as i do


Tiago September 18, 2012 at 3:42 am

I love you all, thanks for this wonderful act of love for all the world, it’s realy a living dream


gacious light October 5, 2012 at 12:10 am

John is an auroura now and our wishes will meet him there. Thank you yoko.


Robin C. October 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Happy Birthday John ! Thank you for your love & faith in humanity! <3


Jan October 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Those photographs look amazing! It looks as though in a odd kind of way a response to the light; a reply back. What words are said would be unknown but it is like a reply back to the intense light of the IPTower and the message it is sending. On two of the photographs it looks as the sky is wrapping itself around the light as though trying to hold it. Aswell as the lyric “above us only sky” how about “across the sky?” Excellent captions.


Angela Rivera October 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

I think God is testifying this amazing espectacle of love, brotherhood, prayers for world peace worldwide and Yoko Ono, you have done your job and Jonh’s by your side. Blessings to Julian, Sean and you for Yoko, all my admiration & love FOREVER.


rafael versloot October 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

It’s a cosmic/earthly natural/magical occurence wich indeed lites up the world of fantasy and possiblilities. Let there be hope; always. Love and hugs and kisses for all.


maurice docwra November 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

going next year.

will think of john

peace and love



Irène October 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

A fantastic artistic concept created in a uniquely beautiful natural setting. Thanks to Yoko Ono for honoring her John Lennon in such a special way for all of us who also adore him and his ideas of Imagining Peace now and eternally! Enjoy remembering John on his birthdate and Sean’s also this October 9th, 2013.


Tony January 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

Wonderful shots, and a wonderful concept. They should have this on the big screen live of an evening in Liverpool. Bringing auroras to Liverpool. Better than giant spiders :)


David February 19, 2014 at 5:23 am

Thank you Yoko for continuing to send the word to everyone you encounter. I am deeply touched by your words and reflections and am glad that Julian, Sean, Paul and Ringo have finally gathered around you as one. Much peace and love to you and your family and thank you as you continue to be a beacon for all that is peace. John must be so proud of you. Sincerely, David.


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