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Uncharacteristic Nighttime Lights in CT

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 Uncharacteristic Nighttime Lights in CT 

This past week has been unusual with weather for many parts of the world. Scientists were warning of strong solar storms that would create issues on our planet, some of which could not be controlled.

In the Midwest gps systems that farmers needed for spring planting were affected as the flares that hit us were largely geomagnetic.  There were concerns with communications being disrupted as well as power grids.

Something that was seen as a once in a lifetime bonus were the possibilities of nighttime lighting displays not common so far south.

There were enough news stories letting people know that lights could be seen at night. 

It would be necessary to get to a high enough elevation and hopefully get very little interference from residential lighting.

We had such a hill in Prospect, unfortunately we were not able to see anything other than the nightly stars.

In the Northwest area of the state, however, which is less populated, people were more fortunate, and they submitted their photos to our local newspaper, the Republican American.


The above story came with a story that had a true Mother's Day touch. 

A woman took her young daughter to see the lights. The young girl said to her mother that she wished her deceased grandmother could see them as well. Simultaneously, and as they looked at the skies the lights had a heart shape to them while the mother explained to her daughter that her grandmother was looking at them from above.

Photos and partial story obtained from the Republican-American.

 Uncharacteristic Nighttime Lights in CT 

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - all around us, nature present an amazing entertainment/educational experience.  And, best of all, it's ongoing. 

May 13, 2024 06:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sadly, did not see any of this here in Charlotte area, Ed. But I've heard from people who were where they could see the lights that it was fantastic.

May 13, 2024 06:20 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Some of the photos shared on Facebook have been incredible.  Here in Golden Valley on the south side, I did not have the opportunity to view any northern lights.

May 13, 2024 07:22 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Nice post and a happy ending Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

May 13, 2024 07:50 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Ed, Must have been breathtaking to see this natural phenomenon in person and an unforgettable experience! 

May 13, 2024 07:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We could not see the northern lights from our location. 

I recall seeing them many years ago.

May 13, 2024 08:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I was not able to see the lights but my son who is in the Seattle area, sent us some pictures.

May 13, 2024 10:01 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Ed, I have one item on my bucket list.  To see the Northern Lights.  And even this past weekend did not give me a 'check mark' next to that item, even though pictures were being shown of the lights from all around me.  I guess I will appreciate them more when I finally do see them.   M

May 13, 2024 12:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- I wish we had been able to see the lights but no, we relied on photos from others. I love the story about the grandmother. 

May 13, 2024 01:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, I heard on the news we had some Northern Lights here in Denver too, but probably was fast asleep.

May 13, 2024 02:14 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 ,

How exciting to be able to see this natural phenomenon in person! I loved hearing the story about the grandmother. Thank you for sharing.

May 13, 2024 03:06 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thay is so cool, Ed! Nature continues to amaze and astound at each turn and every season!

May 13, 2024 03:35 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have really been enjoying the photos people have been posting from the northern lights they witnessed, so amazing!

May 14, 2024 05:46 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Ed,

I could not see them either. It was too cloudy. Only once have I seen northern lights in the lower 48.

May 14, 2024 12:07 PM