Sunday, September 14

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.


Unknown said...

Such dramatic and beautiful photos!

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow, it looks simply amazing! What a treat:) Happy Monday, lovely.

Tiffany Kadani said...

I'm just flabbergasted! So beautiful!

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