Massive Solar Storm Produced Aurora Borealis Over North Carolina Mountains Last Night


A major geomagnetic solar storm peaked late last night across most of North America. The storm was so strong that resulting Aurora Borealis was even seen as far south as the North Carolina mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway for one of the first times in years.

Here’s a stunning shot showing the Aurora in a pink hue over North Carolina mountains taken by Asheville photographer James O. Reynolds:

Although last night’s light show over Asheville didn’t compare to what those in more northern latitudes witnessed:

Have you ever seen the Aurora before?