Photo gallery shows Northern Lights over Vancouver Island

Photo gallery shows Northern Lights over Vancouver Island
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The Northern Lights are pictured over Langford on May 10, 2024.

Friday night brought a dazzling display of the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, to Vancouver Island.

Residents up and down the Island got a rare chance to see hues of green, purple and pink dancing across the night sky due to an exceptionally strong solar storm.

On Friday morning, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the strongest geomagnetic storm in 20 years would reach Earth this weekend, offering most Canadians a chance to see the Northern Lights.

Many Islanders set out on Friday night to see if they could catch the celestial display, and dozens of spectacular photographs were captured and sent to CHEK News.

READ MORE: ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ aurora borealis event covers Vancouver Island

If you missed the Aurora Borealis on Friday night, there’s a chance you can see it again tonight on Saturday, May 11.

Photos of the Northern Lights above Vancouver Island on May 10 can be found below:

(Brian Collier, Cattle Point)

(Brian Collier)

(Roberta Jenkins, Duncan)

(Grant Ackerman, Sidney)

(Geoff Williams, Portage Inlet)

(Gail Kirkpatrick, Gordon Head)

(Janine Linning, Port Alberni)

(Nicolas Hanwell)

(Nicolas Hanwell, Malahat)

(Natela Kiladze, Mayne Island)

(Natela Kiladze)

(Gail Kirkpatrick, Gordon Head)

(Bonnie Burton, Prospect Lake)

(Matt Pickard, Cassidy)

(Jeanette Walsh, Finlayson Arm)

(Campbell River, Ralph Flanagan)

(Campbell River, Ralph Flanagan)

(Grant Ackerman)

(Grant Ackerman)

(Natela Kiladze)

(Natela Kiladze)

(Christy Grinton Photography, Sidney)

(Christy Grinton Photography)

(Christy Grinton Photography)

(Blair Chamberlain, Goldstream Park)

(Tess van Straaten)

(Tess van Straaten)

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