Northern Lights Spotted From Ski Resorts Across the Globe

While March is often considered the best time to see the aurora borealis—or the northern lights—this weekend, the cosmic phenomenon was visible over many ski areas in May thanks to a powerful geomagnetic storm.

Breckenridge Ski Resort, for one, reported that late Friday night, the northern lights were on full display at their ski area. Officials at the resort commented that this was the first time ever that their team has seen the northern lights in Breck.

The northern lights glow above Breckenridge.<p>Breckenridge Ski Resort</p>
The northern lights glow above Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Palisades Tahoe in Northern California posted a photo taken by a groomer of the "rare, incredible occurrence" visible from the mountain.

Further south, Mammoth Mountain in California saw the northern lights backlight their chairlifts, with a photo documenting the occasion.

Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine also saw the "cosmic disco" and posted a photo to prove it.

Then, neighboring Sunday River, also in Maine, expressed their own gratitude for nature's show, writing "how did we get so lucky?" on Sugarloaf's photo. Then, not to be outdone, Sunday River posted their own view of the northern lights.

Even at Saas Fee in Switzerland, the northern lights were visible, and Frederik Kalbermatten snapped a photo of the rare occasion.

Jay Peak in Vermont shared their view of the "kaleidoscope" sky, and many who viewed the photo reminded us that Jay Peak has had quite the season of rare weather phenomenons. The solar eclipse, and now the aurora borealis?

No matter where you saw the beautiful imagery that is a result of energized particles slamming into earth's upper atmosphere, it was sure to be an unforgettable experience. Especially if it occurred from your home ski resort.

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