Northern Lights spotted in Murcia

Unexpected Beauty Image: X/ @MeteOrihuela

THE appearance of the Northern Lights throughout Spain, Ireland, the UK, and parts of the US has been one of the main stories recently. Images of the Aurora Borealis lighting up the skies have flooded social media for the past few days. Much to the surprise of the residents in the Region of Murcia this, usually polar, phenomenon made an appearance in the inland areas of the region.

Aurora Borealis Display Throughout Spain

The village of Archivel a hamlet in Caravaca de la Cruz also came alive with hues of pink. The event wasn’t limited to just Murcia; regions across Spain including Andalucia, Cataluña, Aragon, Galicia, and Valencia also reported sightings. The phenomenon was said to be caused by a geomagnetic solar storm.


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Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!

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