The powerful X-class solar flare we’ve mentioned earlier in a blog post here on ZME Science finally reached Earth’s magnetic field on Saturday, three days after it spurred from the sun. No significant damage was reported, however the resulting geomagnetic storm put out a dazzling display for those lucky enough to find themselves in the northern hemisphere of the world at the time.
Thus, Northern lights have been sighted and captured on film by enthusiasts, keen on sharing the experience with those less fortunate, from as far as US northern states or northern Scotland. Below are a few such dazzling shots.
Northern Lights as seen from the countryside of rural Iowa in the wee hours of the morning, as captured by CNN ireport correspondent moonpeep.
Another shoot from the same moonpeep. Props, mate!
To top off the display, the early morning hours brought a second show with the conjunction of the crescent moon, Jupiter, Venus and the star Aldebaran as they rose in the sky, forming a parallelogram. In the photo above, the cosmic bodies can be seen over Lake Superior as seen from Duluth’s Brighton Beach. (c) Bob King / email@example.com
A view of the aurora borealis taken late Saturday night over the southern Ontario city of Brockville, just north of the New York border.
Northern Lights illuminate the sky over a cabin on Lake Elora in northern Minnesota. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)
Northern Lights illuminate the sky over Lake Elora in northern Minnesota. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)
Photographer Lee Jennings caught this stunning panorama of the Northern Lights in Northumberland, Britain.