May 13, 2024 - News

In photos: The Northern Lights visit San Diego sky

A view of the Northern Lights in the sky from a mountain.

A view of aurora borealis from Mount Laguna near Garnet peak on Friday night. Photo: Vishwas Lokesh

The Northern Lights lit up the San Diego County sky over the weekend.

Why it matters: The most powerful solar storm in 20 years hit Earth on Friday, causing a celestial light show that's rarely viewable in the U.S. to spread across the country.

Lucky for us, local photographer Vishwas Lokesh captured the glow of aurora borealis from Mount Laguna in the Cleveland National Forest.

A view of a road and The Northern Lights.
A view of the Northern Lights from Sunrise Highway. Photo: Vishwas Lokesh
The Northern Lights over mountains.
The Northern Lights were visible from Mount Laguna in San Diego County. Photo: Vishwas Lokesh

Go deeper: See more photos from around the country.

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