Time lapse of aurora borealis over Megunticook Lake

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 10:30am

    Saturday night, May 11, Rockport documentary filmmaker Josh Gerritsen spent four hours stationed at Bog Bridge in Camden capturing the motion and colors of the exceptional Northern Lights phenomenon, the result of approximately seven coronal mass ejections from the sun on May 9.

    “The First of Several CMEs reached Earth on Friday, May 10 at 12:37 pm EDT,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “The CME was very strong and SWPC quickly issued a series of geomagnetic storm warnings. SWPC observed G4 conditions at 1:39 pm EDT (G3 at 1:08 pm EDT).”

    It was a weekend that drew humans out into the night to watch the skies light up and fill with colors and motion, in all directions.

    Gerritsen stood at Bog Bridge in Camden, right at the edge of the pavement, and captured a time-lapse of a 35-minute period.

    Enjoy watching it!