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More Aurora Photos From Maryland Delaware and Virginia: April 23 Severe Geomagnetic Storm

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Maryland Weather

Monday, April 24, 2023

This is a follow-up to the continuing story of the severe geomagnetic storm that reached Earth Sunday night. This was advertised to be a big event, and it did not disappoint.  Based in the Mid Atlantic region, it is rare to see the Northern Lights this far south, but occasionally it happens. Most recently, there was an event on March 23 that was documented down to North Carolina.

Here is a look at 10 new photos of the Aurora across Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. If you missed my prior report, I will add those below.


The Planetary K Index is a measure of the intensity of Earth’s electrical field disruption. This reached severe levels and peaked at 8 a few times overnight. This often correlates with visible aurora south of 40ºN, which means our region.

April 24 planetary K index Update Storm


Aurora Photos


I want to start off with the Aurora Pillar seen in NW Frederick County in Virginia. Jill Cook captured one of the most vivid displays in the region.

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Virginia



These first two pics appeared to have captured an Aurora Pillar, with interact with one crystals lower in the atmosphere.


Aurora In Baltimore County, Maryland

I received this photo contrasting with the power lines from @BaltimoreBSRK

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Baltimore Maryland


See more photos and location of this viewing…



Aurora in Ellicott City, Maryland

This from Sami Uddin @9sami98 on Twitter

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Ellicott City Maryland


Another From Sami in Ellicott City

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Ellicott City Maryland


The Quad-Screen from Sami



Carroll County, Maryland

Aurora in Westminster, Maryland

This is from Rick Edwards showing the green and purple hue.

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Westminster Maryland


Aurora in Hampstead, MD

This color shows up behind this cluster of trees. Thanks to Kelly Hayes.

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Hampstead Maryland


Aurora in Sykesville

Nick Proudfoot had to leave the exposure open longer and the clouds may hinder your view here… But I see the purple shade to the sky just above the tree line.

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 sykesville Maryland


Western Maryland

Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County

This from The Deep Creek Lake Times. See their Facebook page to give them a follow.

Aurora Northern Lights April 23 Deep Creek Lake Maryland


Lewes From Kyle Brochet

Aurora April 23 Lewes DE



More Photos From My Prior Report


Stonehenge Aurora

One of the more spectacular views was seen over Stonehenge in the UK. This may end up on a widely distributed poster or high gloss photo near you.

aurora april 23 stonehenge


See the photographer here Stonehenge Dronescapes

New Jersey Aurora

This glowing view was captured by…

aurora april 23 new jersey


Maryland Aurora Lights

Central Maryland did get a faint view as shown by James Wilinghan. He identified that there was clearing after sunset.


St. Louis Aurora Lights

This is at a similar altitude to Baltimore and has a wonderful display seen here.


Kaleidoscope Aurora in Montana

Cory Mottice captured what looked like a tied-eye shirt at a Grateful Dead Concert at times.



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