Kingston shares rare images of Aurora Borealis from inside city limits

Photo by Mike van der Hoeven.

The local sky was tinged with green and iridescence last night, as the Aurora Borealis was visible across most of eastern Ontario due to a geomagnetic storm which is predicted to continue through Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023.

According to the Space Weather Prediction Centre, the geomagnetic storm watch began yesterday, Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023, when solar wind speeds increased. These winds cause a response in the Earth’s geomagnetic field, resulting in increased activity visible as the Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern lights.

Local photographers, both amateur and professional, captured last night’s auroras:

If weather conditions permit, the aurora should be visible again tonight. Spaceweatherlive offers real-time information on where auroras can be seen around the world.

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