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:
The aurora borealis or Northern Lights captured last night/this morning from the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, North Carolina pic.twitter.com/KypvmpPeTH
— Asheville Pictures (@AshevillePictu1) March 24, 2023
Although last night’s light show over Asheville didn’t compare to what those in more northern latitudes witnessed:
Aurora Borealis as seen from near Calgary, Canada last night!
Wonderful colours and motion out there. #AuroraBorealis #northernlights #yyc pic.twitter.com/1kPjPzlvoh
— Kyle Brittain (@KyleBrittainWX) March 24, 2023
Have you ever seen the Aurora before?