Photographer Carl Jones never expected to see the Northern Lights from his home in Pwllheli, Wales. But last night, with the help of the massive geomagnetic storm that pushed the light show further from the poles than usual, he was able to snap the above photo of the pulsating aurora borealis. "I dusted off (literally, not used it in months) my D800 and setup in the back garden, waiting for my eyes to adjust to the night sky," he writes. "Suffice to say, it was worth the effort, I screamed at the kids to get their coats on and come out and watch the light show."
From Finland to Alaska, here's how the sky looked on St. Patrick's Day, 2015:
Park Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Dunedin, New Zealand
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