It’s lit! The northern lights appeared over Seattle this weekend
The northern lights were over Seattle this past weekend, and we’re getting into the mood with Travis Scott saying “it’s lit” for a full minute. Queue the lit and let’s dive in, shall we?
It’s not all that often we get ye old aurora borealis shown down here, but Seattle was treated to nature’s light show early Monday morning. The lights stretched all the way from Seattle to Vancouver to Calgary. In fact, spots as far as Manitoba and North Dakota got a glimpse!
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) August 5, 2019
If you were awake in the wee hours, you might have seen the hues yourself. The northern lights appeared in Seattle for a short time around approximately 3 am, due to a stream of high-speed solar wind. Going zero to Sci-Fi real quick.
More science info for ya, it’s actually been a quiet few years for northern lights. Apparently, the sun follows an 11-year cycle, and it’s been less active in coronal storms lately… yadda yadda, this was a pretty unique event.
Keep your eyes peeled, you never know when you might get a wicked light show! Reports say Seattle might even get lucky with some northern lights tonight…Happy stargazing!