Great photos Long Islanders took of the northern lights this past weekend


A rare solar storm allowed Long Islanders — and many other parts of the U.S. — the opportunity to see the northern lights, or aurora borealis, over the weekend.

[Read more about the geomagnetic solar storms here.]

Below are great photos that were taken on the Island.

Oyster Bay

Photo by Rosanne Del Prete Andrin

  • May 11 around 1 a.m.

Glen Cove

Photo by Kathleen Haley

  • May 11 at 1:05 a.m.

Port Jefferson Harbor

Photo by Fred Lingen

  • May 11 at 2 a.m.

Stony Brook

Photo by Marvin Lei

  • May 11 at 3 a.m.

Cedar Beach, Mount Sinai

Photo by Steve Powers

  • May 11 around 3:30 a.m.


Photo by Angela Sasso

  • May 11 around 4 a.m.

Sunden Meadow, King Park

Photo by Russell Johnathan Bean

  • May 11 around 4 a.m.

Cedar Beach, Mount Sinai

Photo by April Rose Alster

  • May 11 at 4:30 a.m.


Photo by Lisa Fazio

  • May 12 at 11 p.m.

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