(WPRI) — Rhode Islanders awake early Monday morning were able to catch a glimpse of the northern lights.
The light display comes after the sun had a solar flare erupt on Friday that was directed toward Earth, according to the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.
It was mostly cloudy overnight in the Ocean State, but some breaks allowed for the green and red lights to shine.
Ross McLendon was lucky enough to photograph the lights near Johnson’s Pond in Coventry. He says he set up his camera around 1:15 on Monday morning.
“Pretty soon after I got things set up, that activity just really suddenly picked up for a few minutes to where you can even see with your unaided eyes some of these pillars that were coming up,” McLendon said.
The Warwick resident says it was a bucket list moment to be able to capture the phenomena.
“It was really cool to get to see them here, where I live in Rhode Island,” McLendon added.
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