Sunday

Yesterday's Solar Storm, from our backyard


A huge solar storm hit the earth's atmosphere yesterday, and we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse  of it. Unfortunately the sky was clouded over but you could still see the auroras dancing between the cloud breaks.


The clouds add a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to these images...  a spooky, pre-halloween eeriness that I actually really like.


According to Space Weather, it was the most intense geomagnetic storm of the year! Wish I could have seen more of it, but shortly after I took these pictures the sky completely clouded over and that was the end of that. Still, witnessing the northern lights is always spectacular, no matter how fleeting.

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