Spring Lights!

We have had some amazing Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) lately.

Instead of the usual green, we have also had shades of pink, purple, red, and yellow; people have been able to see them as far south as New Mexico. These spectacular night shows are caused by some unusual solar flare activity and are expected to continue until about the middle of 2025.

Happy Monday.

37 thoughts on “Spring Lights!”

  1. A great place to see them from Lynette. We have not been out and about enough to spot them here, but they seem to be strong all across the prairies. Happy Monday. Allan

    1. Yes, we have front row seats up here, for sure, but the prairies have been getting good views as well. Later in the evening works well if it’s not overcast of course, but you need to bundle up!

  2. Unusually, these picturesque ‘northern lights’ have been visible in our portion of the UK. Unfortunately, our specific corner has, of course, been blanketed by cloud every time they’ve appeared here!

      1. They say this phenomenon may last a few months, Lynette, so I’m hopeful. Unfortunately, our location, in a narrow river valley, surrounded by trees, places us in a situation not ideal for capturing the sky anywhere near the horizon, but I’ll be keeping my eyes open for the spectacle!

        1. Here, the weather folks and scientists are saying that these lights could last until 2025. If that’s the case, you may have opportunities for photos, although as you note, a valley might not be the best vantage point. You might have to go a bit higher; maybe make an overnight trip of it!

  3. Wow. Did you take that picture? I can’t imagine what it would be like to see the lights in person. I think I would feel humbled to the vastness of the Universe. I heard about the unusual solar flare. They said it could even effect electricity. So far, so good. 🤞

    1. Yes. It’s not a particularly good photo as I’m not very experienced with that type of photography, but it gives an idea of what they’re like right now. You can hear them, too, a sort of slight rustling. They are amazing, Lori. They streak across the sky, swirling and circling and when they really get going it’s like a bright curtain hanging and undulating there. It’s definitely humbling; nature is an incredible force.

    1. Thank you very much. Yes, we are getting excellent seats to quite a show right now. These particularly great ones are expected to last until 2025 when the solar flare activity drops off a bit.

    1. Thank you very much. That’s unfortunate. Maybe if you take a trip to your cabin? These lights are supposed to keep happening until 2025, so I hope you get some opportunities. They are so amazing!

  4. Awesome! We had, according to posts I saw on Facebook, many aurora sightings here in Massachusetts. I didn’t see them because I only learned of it after the fact, As far north as you are you must see them often which does not take away the thrill. ❤

    1. They are stunning and the Arctic and subarctic have the best seats for the show. Right now they are more amazing than usual because of the solar flares and you can also hear them (it’s faint but audible). No, the thrill definitely never dissipates. I hope you get an opportunity to see them as they are so beautiful. 🙂

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