Saturday, May 11, 2024

Northern lights in Metro Vancouver

Update: I missed them Friday and didn't see any Saturday. We heard you might be able to see them Saturday as well but I didn't hear of anyone seeing them on Saturday. They were active locally on Friday from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM then again from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM.

The Abbotsford News is reporting that "People in B.C. were treated to a stunning light show by Mother Nature late Friday night and into early Saturday morning. A solar storm brought the northern lights to the province as purple, pink and green colours swirled through the night sky on May 10. In the Fraser Valley and Chilliwack, people flocked to areas lining the Fraser River including Ballam Road, McDonald Park and Old Orchard Road, as seen in these images. It was the strongest aurora borealis display in 20 years."

I had heard that people were posting pictures of the northern lights last night from Metro Vancouver. We don't normally see the northern lights this far south. I'm told it's hard to see with the naked eye but was more visible with cameras. I guess it's like taking pictures of nebulas with a times lapsed camera. Seemingly you can see it again tonight.

I was going to comment on this before because the fake news was going off about a giant solar storm that could knock out the Internet. I thought they I'd the same thing a few months ago and all that happens was we were able to see the northern lights. Solar storms happen all the time. The fake news has become a tabloid of sensationalism.


  1. Happened to be in nw ontario friday nite ,remote ,no interferring light sources,pretty but no color,majestic white streaks across the sky,


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