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April 18, 2021

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights danced in the sky of Prince George and Northern British Columbia.

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Residents of PG shared photos from all over the place. Friday night and early Saturday morning, the northern lights appeared over the Central Okanagan once more.
According to the Aurora Forecast, if the weather permits, intense northern light shows could be seen immediately overhead in most northern communities this weekend. When the sun emits electrically charged particles called ions, they travel away from the sun in a plasma stream (ionized gas) known as the solar wind, causing the Northern Lights to appear. The ions can be stimulated into traveling around the Earth when the plasma enters into contact with the Earth's magnetic field. All of the ions get entangled and interact with the Earth's ionosphere (located 60-80 miles above the surface), allowing the ions to glow.