Northern Lights Now – A solar storm resulting from a pair of CMEs arrived at Earth on December 19, 2015 and induced 30 hours of G1-G2 aurora activity. It proved to be one of the strongest geomagnetic storms of solar cycle 24. Aurora hunters around the world were able to capture stunning photographs of green, red, pink, and purple swirling through the sky. NLN will be writing a complete recap post, but here is a teaser of amazing tweets that has been in the NLN feed over the last two days.
Rob Write Photos – based in Maine from the evening of Dec 20 just after sunset:
— Rob Wright Images (@RobWrightImages) December 21, 2015
Peter Caltner share this, showing the Aurora as far south as the Austrian Alps:
— Peter Caltner (@PC0101) December 21, 2015
In Ireland, reports came in from Waterford. Here’s a picture from Waterford of the aurora with purple mixed in by Rónán McLaughlin:
— Rónán McLaughlin (@romclaughlin) December 21, 2015
Jake Stehli caputured this set of pictures in Wisconsin on the first night of the storm, just as it was really kicking up.
— Jake Stehli (@eljakeo30) December 21, 2015
And one of our favorites of this storm so far by KW photography:
— KW Photography (@KWPhot0) December 21, 2015