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Rare Northern Lights Display Seen in Massachusetts



Aurora Borealis in Southern U.S.

There was a rare but brilliant sight for some in Massachusetts Thursday night. A powerful geomagnetic storm brought the northern lights much farther south than usual, giving people as far away as Washington, D.C. a glimpse of the aurora borealis.

Dazzling Colors Over UMass Amherst

Kalpesh Krishna captured the dazzling colors appearing over UMass Amherst.

One of the Best Geomagnetic Storms

“You see the bright green and pink on the horizon,” WBZ-TV meteorologist Jacob Wycoff said. “This is one of the best geomagnetic storms that I’ve seen in quite a long time – and it’s kind of been a surprise one.”

Crazy Sight in Greenfield

Owen Darling snapped photos of the “crazy sight” in Greenfield just after 11 p.m.

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