A large solar storm hit the earth over Memorial Day weekend. Causing a massive amount of auroral lights at the poles. This storm was so strong and happened during a night where there was no moon light, that aurora was seen throughout much of North America. Dark sky locations around Portland, Seattle, and Yellowstone NP. All reported seeing the northern lights. During the peak of this solar storm it registered a 7.67 on the Kp scale.
Hoping to catch the heart of the storm before it was over, I ventured up to Discovery Point at Crater Lake National Park (map) where I have captured the northern lights several times over the past decade.Read More