The Bigger Picture: Stunning Northern Lights Pay a Visit to Grounds

May 13, 2024 By Jane Kelly, Jane Kelly,

The sky over the Academical Village turned a brilliant pinkish-purple Friday evening, studded with pin pricks of starry shimmer, as an unusual solar storm brought the aurora borealis to different points around the globe.

University of Virginia Communications photographer Matt Riley captured the stunning display for all to see.

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