Story at a glance
- People on social media are sharing photos and videos of a northern lights show.
- The aurora borealis show occured Tuesday and was visible throughout parts of the northwestern United States and Canada.
- The show was caused by a G2, meaning moderate, geomagnetic storm.
A spectacular northern lights show has wowed social media.
The aurora borealis show occured Tuesday and was visible throughout parts of the northwestern United States and Canada, including Minnesota, Alaska, Washington, Alberta, Manitoba, and British Columbia.
#aurora beads started at 4:10 UTC Oct. 12 directly above me at Plumas, #Manitoba Canada, with some epic dancing! Still aurora happening but bedtime for me @TweetAurora @TamithaSkov @UWCIMSS @Vincent_Ledvina @AuroraJAnderson @KimHinesSN @dmaluk1 @tracygregorash @shannbil pic.twitter.com/WsKHiAclSd— Donna (@LachDonna) October 12, 2021
WOW! Just spoke with the captain on my flight (@united 225) and he shared this photo from the cockpit this evening from his much better camera. What a shot. #AuroraBorealis #NorthernLights #iawx pic.twitter.com/SnnfKFN9NS— Nathan Santo Domingo (@NSDwx) October 12, 2021
“Had to head out of town to get some better pics of the #NorthernLights - OMG - I am so glad a did!!” one Twitter user wrote.
Had to head out of town to get some better pics of the #NorthernLights - OMG - I am so glad a did!! (Loads of people parked on the side of the road as well) I took a bunch! Here’s a few ….. enjoy! pic.twitter.com/kJBbtDsMpC— Dan Davies (@Daniel_Davies) October 12, 2021
According to the Space Weather Prediction Center, the show was caused by a G2, meaning moderate, geomagnetic storm.
“Aurora may be visible at high latitudes such as Canada and Alaska,” the Space Weather Prediction Center wrote in an alert.
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