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An Extremely Rare G5 Geomagnetic Storm Triggers the 'Northern Lights' (Aurora Borealis) over the Sky of Boston, Massachusetts - Photo from Hull by QH Concept

Updated: May 12

On Friday afternoon, while returning from an Engagement session in Manchester-by-the-Sea, a friend tagged me in an article about the rare phenomenon where Massachusetts residents could witness the Northern Lights over the city of Boston. A powerful solar flare, the strongest since 2017, erupted on the sun late Friday, leading to a spectacular display of aurora borealis on Earth. This intense solar activity originated from sunspot region 3664, resulting in breathtaking aurora displays globally from Friday through Saturday. Though we lack detailed understanding (only relying on information from Google), Daniel and I decided to journey to Hull to capture the aurora above Boston and the iconic Boston Lights.


As people began sharing their photos of the Aurora Borealis across the U.S, Hull's sky remained heavily clouded, obscuring our view. However, we held onto hope and waited. Around 12:00 AM, the sky cleared, allowing us to capture stunning shots of the Northern Lights above Boston, and also the Boston Light lighthouse. Despite the chilly winds, the photos were well worth the effort. Eager to share our experience, we sent some photos to NBC10Boston and were thrilled when they featured our work in their articles.


Now, we're excited to share our photos again to commemorate and share this year's incredible atmospheric phenomenon.






City of Boston skyline under the light of the Northern Light
City of Boston skyline under the light of the Northern Light
The Boston Light Lighthouse under the Northern Lights
The Boston Light Lighthouse under the Northern Lights
The Boston Light Lighthouse under the Northern Lights while a meteor crossed by
The Boston Light Lighthouse under the Northern Lights while a meteor crossed by
Skyline of Boston from Hull under the northern light
At 1:00 AM, clouds were beginning to cover the sky again

Skyline of Boston from Hull under the northern light
We decided to take some wide-angle photos before the clouds obscured the view

Skyline of Boston from Hull under the northern light

Skyline of Boston from Hull under the northern light

All photos are taken by Daniel Huynh and Hayley Truong of QH Concept LLC.


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