Spring Equinox and the Aurora Borealis

The northern hemisphere’s Spring Equinox was welcomed by an incredible performance by the Northern Lights last night. Desirée and I went out early this morning and watched them dance along high in the sky for hours. It was one of the most beautiful displays that I have seen. It’s made for a slow start in daylight today but was wonderfully worthwhile!

Spaceweather.com has a great article today about auroras and equinoxes which I found really interesting. From their front page, “Around the beginning of spring and fall,  cracks open in Earth’s magnetic field–a phenomenon called “the Russell-McPherron effect.” Solar wind pours in to fuel geomagnetic storms.” I didn’t know about that effect – very cool!

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  4. Absolutely stunning capture. They are on my bucket list.

    March 20, 2021 at 7:51 pm

  5. Truly otherworldly in every sense of the word!

    March 20, 2021 at 2:43 pm

  6. Judi Martin

    Absolutely beautiful and who says the earth doesn’t know what it is doing😎🤗

    March 20, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    • Thanks Mom! I would completely agree – she will be fine long after we are gone.

      March 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm

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