A view of the aurora from the International Space Station on June 23, 2015. Via Nasa.
A view of the aurora from the International Space Station on June 23, 2015. Via Nasa.

The aurora borealis is one of those holy grail things to see in life: startlingly beautiful, but also difficult to actually plan for in advance or reach. And I suppose that challenge is a big part of what makes it so special.

Luckily, however, the people who are in a position to see the northern lights are documenting them online.

This week, a big solar storm hit the Earth and produced an incredible light show. Particularly early in the week, the imagery that turned up from all over the U.S. was amazing. Here are a few of the videos:

New Hampshire:

California and Nevada:

Minnesota:

Georgia:

Maine:

Washington:

— Jim Dalrymple II

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Written by Jim Dalrymple II

Editor in Chief of Tripping Over the World. Also, reporter at BuzzFeed News.

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