Northern Lights Seen Across The U.S.

May 13, 2024

“I never in my wildest dreams thought I would see it from my front yard in Key Largo [Florida].”

Storm chaser and veteran extreme nature photographer Mike Theiss on Friday night’s unique opportunity in which many people across the United States could view the northern lights.

Big Picture: Ahead of the rare sightings, strong solar flares from the sun led the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to release a severe geomagnetic storm watch for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Heads Up: The northern lights could continue appearing in the U.S. on Monday and Tuesday this week!

Read More: Tonight’s Updated Northern Lights Forecast: Here’s Where You Could See Aurora Borealis (Forbes)

Photo Courtesy of Bethany from Idaho ~ She snapped this photo of the northern lights on Friday night and shared it with us on @SmartHERNews! Thank you, Bethany!

by Leah Grainery, based in Texas