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Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Have you ever seen the Northern Lights?
Saturday, May 11th, 2024

A rare geomagnetic solar storm has some folks very excited. When it was announced, we were disappointed that we wouldn’t get to see them this far south in Arkansas. However, last night, some of the 19-year-old’s friends shared pictures they’d taken with their phones of faint glimmers of the aurora borealis affect.

So, she went outside and took these.

Cool, right? Our big old trees blocked most of it. Okay, so it’s not spectacular, but we NEVER see the lights this far south.

I’ve always wanted to go someplace like Iceland to experience the truly spectacular Northern Lights, but maybe someday.

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Enjoy the puzzle and Happy Saturday!

18 comments to “Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Have you ever seen the Northern Lights?”

  1. Deb Brown
    · May 11th, 2024 at 9:33 am · Link

    Nope but did see some interesting night skies in Alaska

  2. Anna Marie Flamini
    · May 11th, 2024 at 9:33 am · Link

    I’ve never seen them until last night. West Virginia is normally too far south. It was pretty amazing

  3. Terra Oenning
    · May 11th, 2024 at 9:39 am · Link

    Nope and we missed it last night due to clouds but hopefully get a chance tonight.

  4. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 11th, 2024 at 9:41 am · Link

    I’ve never seen them in person but I hope to one day. I bet they are magical!

  5. Pansy Petal
    · May 11th, 2024 at 9:51 am · Link

    Sadly, I have to say I have not seen these amazing lights. Last night’s show was rained out in my neck of the world. If you seen some, I should have too here on the west coast of Michigan. But alas, clouds and rain. (It’s still cloudy and rainy. Grrrrr . . .) Some day. The pictures that come from friends in the upper peninsula are spectacular.

  6. Beth
    · May 11th, 2024 at 10:34 am · Link

    With the naked eye, I was able to see lighter areas of sky last night. With the right filter on the cameras, the daughters were able to get colors in the pictures. First time in my memory that the lights got this far south and we had a cloudless night at the same time. Have never seen the lights otherwise, even on my vacation in Alaska when I was a kid. Of course that was at the height of summer when there was only a darkening of the sky for a couple hours at night.

  7. Sara
    · May 11th, 2024 at 10:50 am · Link

    I have been to Alaska 3 times but never saw the lights. Forgot to go outside last night to see if they could be seen here in San Jose, CA.

  8. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · May 11th, 2024 at 11:26 am · Link

    Nope, but BBC news shared some spectacular images

  9. Colleen C.
    · May 11th, 2024 at 12:28 pm · Link

    No I have not, but I do love looking at the stars at night.

  10. Eileen McCall
    · May 11th, 2024 at 2:09 pm · Link

    Yes! We went to Norway in February just to glimpse the Aurora Borealis! Beautiful!

  11. Mary McCoy
    · May 11th, 2024 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Yes they show up here in WI, but last night it was raining so we didn’t get a great view.

  12. Beckie
    · May 11th, 2024 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I first saw them on Drummond Island in 1996-1997 at the yacht haven. All green tones.

    I have pictures of those last night captured with the help my cellphone. They were dancing behind the clouds, and harder to see.

  13. BN
    · May 11th, 2024 at 5:32 pm · Link


  14. Elaine Howell
    · May 11th, 2024 at 7:08 pm · Link

    I have not seen the Northern Lights. Those pictures are great.

  15. Debra Guyette
    · May 12th, 2024 at 5:00 am · Link

    I have seen them. It is amazing.

  16. flchen
    · May 13th, 2024 at 1:13 am · Link


    Not yet, but we definitely would love to. It’s on our list to plan a trip to a location where we can!

  17. kerry pruett
    · May 15th, 2024 at 3:12 pm · Link

    I have never seen the Northern Lights but they are on my bucket list

  18. Margaret
    · May 19th, 2024 at 10:12 am · Link

    I have seen the northern lights, and they are truly amazing, it is like watching the sky dance. It is so worth the trip to Iceland.

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