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May 13, 2024 | 1 comment

Aurora Borealis in Oysterville, May 11, 2024 – by Dan Driscoll

I forgot all about the aurora borealis the other night.  Carol told me that Tucker woke her up to see it (them?) — egads!  is this another of those pronoun things!?  But they didn’t call me and I guess I’m just as glad.

I’ve been busy and it didn’t occur to me to take a look at Facebook to see the pictures and then Marta (in Marin County, CA) sent a couple that Dan Driscoll had taken right here in Oysterville!  Oh my!   I can scarcely keep up!

When Marta and Charlie and I had our Zoom Visit last night, Charlie said that they (it?) could be seen in L.A. too — but he didn’t bother to get up to look.  *Like mother like son,” I guess.  And do they still refer to them as “Northern Lights” when they are visible that far south?   Maybe you have to  look skyward toward the north…

Sunrise 2024 Oysterville, April 10, 2024

I feel a tad guilty that I’m not more enthusiastic about the phenomena.  But, honestly, the sunrises over the bay at this time of year can be SO spectacular that they put the Northern Lights to shame.  So… I actually feel pretty much guilt-free. But I do congratulate all of you who managed to stay up or get up and go outside to photograph!  Way to go!  Me?  More of a morning person I guess…


1 Comment

  1. Rosemary Peeler

    It’s “Northern Lights” because there is a Southern Hemisphere version too. The Southern Aurora or “Southern Lights” was visible from mainland Australia recently too, but I also slept right through it.



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