Oklahoma Received Breathtaking Rare Glimpse of Northern Lights
Oklahoma is known for its water-color painted skies with its sunsets. So, us Okies are used to seeing beautiful colors in the sky as the sun is setting, but it's not often that we get hues of yellow, purple and pink in the early hours of the morning.
On Sunday, April 23, the National Weather Service in Norman said that the Northern Lights would be viewable from Oklahoma, mostly if you were near the Oklahoma/Kansas border.
What are the Northern Lights?
If you're not familiar, the Northern Lights are typically only visible in high-latitude regions. The Northern Lights are an aurora that "display dynamic patterns of brilliant lights that appear as curtains, rays, spirals, or dynamic flickers covering the entire sky."
So how were the Northern Lights able to be seen in Oklahoma?
According to the Weather Channel, "a once-in-three-year geomagnetic storm made the aurora borealis visible much farther south than normal." The Weather Channel also reported that 30 states were able to see the Northern Lights, including Oklahoma.
What did the Northern Lights look like in Oklahoma?
Yesterday, photos of the Northern Lights in Oklahoma started flooding social media! It looks like a lot of the photos were taken in the northern part of the state, some of the most beautiful colors were near Pawhuska. The Northern Lights showed off beautiful hues of pink, purple and yellow in the Oklahoma sky. Some shades of green and blue even peeked in.
We rounded up some of the photos we saw on social media, so check them out below!