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Dazzling Northern Lights in Mexico: A Stunning Photo Journey

The recent solar storms have led to the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, being visible in many countries, including Mexico. The phenomenon was not only observed in the northern states of Mexico but also in Yucatán.

On the evening of Friday, May 10, 2024, coinciding with Mother's Day, the Northern Lights took many residents by surprise. The night sky was transformed, casting aside its usual darkness to reveal a spectacular display of colors.

The sky lit up with hues of purple, red, pink, green, and blue for a few minutes in various locations across Mexico. These included Ciudad Obregón in Sonora, Los Mochis in Sinaloa, Zacatecas in Zacatecas, Ensenada in Baja California, and Vicente Guerrero in Chihuahua.

Despite not being located in the northern part of the country where visibility was predicted to be higher, Yucatán also experienced this natural spectacle. Efraím Candilla Tuyub, a local resident, managed to capture the Northern Lights from the Arrecifes "Alacranes" National Park.

The phenomenon was also visible in Mérida and Chuburná. Photos of the event quickly went viral on social media platforms such as Facebook, where hundreds of Yucatecans shared their experiences of witnessing the Northern Lights. The lights continued to dance across the sky until the early morning of Saturday, May 11.