Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer


Back to Blog

Kay Wade

a sky view looking up at night

Strong storms in the southeast are not uncommon in May, but strong storms on the sun that can be seen in the southeast… well, that’s definitely not common. A week of thunder and lightning, of hail and downed trees and tornados gave way to a clear, bright sky on Friday evening. Upstate SC observed a rare phenomenon called Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. An early assessment is that this solar storm (still ongoing, by the way) is nearly as strong as the one in 1859, said to be the largest solar storm ever recorded. The disruptions it may cause are yet to be determined, but the sleep disruptions of all who will witness this special event are already measurable! ~K

  • Posted in: