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An incredible G3-class magnetic storm erupted on May 27, 2017, courtesy of a solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) which grazed the Earth and sent the Aurora Borealis far south of the Arctic. Being in Toronto at the time I decided to head north into dark sky country, where no clouds were forecast under a moonless night.
Only two hours from Toronto, the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve proved to be a stunning location to catch the show, which lasted all night. Pillars of light reached 70 degrees above the horizon, and pulses of light were shooting all across the sky. At one point I could even see my shadow on the rocks where I was shooting at the edge of a lake.