Celestial Splendor: The Night Northern Lights Danced As Far South As Louisiana


Celestial Extravaganza: Solar Storm Illuminates Northern Skies with Vibrant Aurora

On Friday night, an extraordinary spectacle unfolded across the northern hemisphere as a rare solar storm painted the skies with vibrant, ethereal hues. The aurora borealis, typically only visible in high north latitudes, extended its breathtaking display as far south as Louisiana, captivating skywatchers with its celestial artistry.

A surge of intense solar eruptions triggered this unprecedented celestial display. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its first severe geomagnetic storm warning since 2005 on Thursday, foretelling the impending light show.

Across the Globe

From the sweeping shores of England to the vibrant landscapes of Slovenia, the aurora borealis spread its radiant glow, casting an otherworldly enchantment upon the night.

Liverpool, England

At Another Place by Anthony Gormley on Crosby Beach, the aurora’s neon hues danced amidst the cast iron statues, creating an awe-inspiring fusion of art and nature.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh’s iconic silhouette was illuminated by the celestial tapestry, with the aurora’s vibrant colors illuminating Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags against the backdrop of the castle’s ancient walls.


In Finland, the skies were ablaze as the aurora borealis painted Espoo’s skyline with an ethereal canvas of green and purple, casting a mesmerizing glow over the city.

Vienna, Austria

Austria’s capital, Vienna, was illuminated by the aurora’s resplendent display, its amber and crimson hues adorning the night sky, a breathtaking contrast to the city’s architectural grandeur.


The skies over northwestern Slovenia transformed into a kaleidoscope of colors, as the aurora’s vibrant streams danced and shimmered, leaving onlookers spellbound.


In the Hochtaunus district of Hesse, Germany, the aurora’s green and magenta hues illuminated the Pferdskopf near Treisberg, painting a surreal landscape against the night’s dark canvas.


Manning Park, deep within the heart of British Columbia, bore witness to the aurora’s vibrant dance, its ethereal glow illuminating the pristine wilderness.


From the majestic Columbia River Gorge, the aurora unfolded its radiant tapestry, casting its ethereal glow upon Chanticleer Point Lookout, a mesmerizing spectacle that painted the night sky with otherworldly beauty.

San Francisco, California

Even the bustling metropolis of San Francisco experienced the celestial magic, as the aurora’s emerald and scarlet streaks illuminated the night sky north of the city, a stunning contrast to the urban landscape.

San Rafael, California

From China Camp Beach in San Rafael, the aurora borealis presented a mesmerizing spectacle, casting its radiant glow across the bay, turning the night sky into a canvas of celestial artistry.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Display

This rare solar storm and its resulting aurora borealis have gifted us with an astronomical spectacle of extraordinary beauty. Make sure you capture these unforgettable moments, for this celestial extravaganza is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Data sourced from: cnbc.com