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Spectacular Northern Lights Show Delights Okanagan and Beyond - VIDEO

Updated: May 15

Last evening, an extraordinary display of the Northern Lights illuminated the skies, enchanting spectators across North America.

2024-05-11: Thanks to powerful solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the sun, people from as far South as Alabama and Northern California were treated to a mesmerizing performance orchestrated by Mother Nature herself.

The auroras, typically confined to the northern hemisphere, made a rare appearance, spreading their vibrant hues further south than usual.

This remarkable occurrence was sparked by an extreme geomagnetic storm reported by the US National Weather Service at 6:54 p.m. ET on Friday evening, reaching a level 5 out of 5 severity. Not since 2003 has such a significant geomagnetic event unfolded.

Events of this magnitude are exceptionally uncommon, as the Northern Lights are typically only visible around the Arctic region and northern Canada. However, the convergence of intense solar activity and geomagnetic disturbances allowed the auroras to extend their reach far beyond their usual boundaries.

Social media platforms were inundated with photographs and videos capturing the ethereal beauty of the dancing lights against the night sky.

As the curtains closed on this extraordinary display, it undoubtedly left indelible memories that will last a lifetime.

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Penelope Notes
Penelope Notes
6 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this phenominal event. :)

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