Did You See The Northern Lights?
Growing up on Wilson Lake, I remember summer nights sitting in the boat checking out the northern lights. This was pre cell phone/Instagram days, so I didn’t get the photographic evidence. However, in 2017, have at it! While most of us were sleeping, there was a perfect time to see the northern lights. Sunday morning, the National Weather Service tweeted that the best time for aurora watching would be around 2 a.m. Monday, providing the weather remained clear. The aurora could be visible as far south as New York. The northern lights are the result of electrons colliding with Earth’s atmosphere. Electrons become excited as they transfer energy to the atmosphere and when they relax into lower energy states, the energy is released as light. If you haven’t seen them, it’s spectacular.
— NWS (@NWS) July 14, 2017
Did you see them?