A breathtaking aurora from Earth's largest geomagnetic storm in almost 10 years

Late last Sunday, the Sun unleashed an M9-class solar flare, showering Earth with subatomic particles that gave rise to one of the biggest geomagnetic storms in recent history. The resulting aurorae, which were even brighter than usual in the planet's northernmost latitudes, were an absolute marvel to behold.


Shown here is a video shot in Sweden's Abisko National Park by Lights Over Lapland photographer Chad Blakely. This brief but beautiful time-lapse was shot over the course of three hours, and is one of the more impressive videos that we've had the pleasure of enjoying in the days following the storm.


[Lights Over Lapland]

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Anyone else see the photographers standing in a line with their arms up, possibly chanting to the aurora gods at 0:50?