Thanks to a severe geomagnetic storm, many across the US got a great view of the Aurora. This also included many across Arkansas, who usually are too far south to see a glimpse of the northern lights.
According to The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Space Weather Prediction Center, a severe geomagnetic storm occurred Sunday night, causing the northern lights to be seen farther south than usual. This was a level four out of five on the Geomagnetic Storm Impact scale.
Most Arkansans that were able to spot the northern lights were in northern Arkansas, taking long exposure pictures. The Aurora is very hard to see with the naked eye this far south.
Many north of Arkansas got an even more vibrant view of the northern lights, which was also easier to see with the naked eye.
Unfortunately, the northern lights will not be visible for most Monday night. The lights are only expected to reach far northern Canada.