Northern lights over Nördlingen


n the night from May 10 to 11, 2024, the AllSky camera of the RiesCraterMuseum was able to capture northern lights over the sky of Nördlingen for several hours. An animation can be seen here.

The unusual visibility of an aurora borealis for this latitude is due to the strongest geomagnetic storm in 11 years, triggered by an X1.0 class solar flare.


Aurora borealis over Nördlingen. For the full video sequence of the AllSky Camera of the RiesCraterMuseum click here.I