beautiful photos taken last night in Côtes-d’Armor

The Earth had not experienced such a solar storm since 2003. On the night of Friday May 10 to Saturday May 11, 2024, a coronal mass ejection from the Sun generated polar auroras in the north of France, where they are rarely observed. Côtes-d’Armor was notably the scene of this light show.

Last night, around 9:30 p.m., a photographer friend who was in Paris warned me of the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. I had seen the news pass, says Olivier Le Roux. A little before midnight, another friend sends a photo from home. They are clearly visible.

Olivier Le Roux captured this aurora borealis above Beauport Abbey. | OLIVIER LE ROUX
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Olivier Le Roux captured this aurora borealis above Beauport Abbey. | OLIVIER LE ROUX

Then, it’s the photographer’s reflex. “I immediately go to the Craca mill, in Plouézec, to immortalize this moment then head towards the tip of Bilfot. There, the spectacle gains momentum, many vacationers have gotten out of their vans. I take a few photos and head towards Beauport Abbey in Paimpol. The intensity decreases but it is still a beautiful spectacle for night owls. »

Magnificent colors above the bay of Paimpol. | OLIVIER LE ROUX
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Magnificent colors above the bay of Paimpol. | OLIVIER LE ROUX

Read also : IN IMAGES, IN PICTURES. Solar storm: numerous northern lights observed in France last night

” It was magical “

Several photographers managed to capture the phenomenon characterized by extremely colorful sails in the sky. Like Kévin Jamis, in Perros-Guirec:

Northern lights have also been photographed near Erquy:

” It was magical, shares Frédéric Chaume, who managed to capture the moment from the tip of Bihit, in Trébeurden. I didn’t think it was possible in our latitudes. »

Frédéric Chaume stayed up until 1 a.m. to immortalize this aurora borealis above Trébeurden. | FREDERIC CHAUME
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Frédéric Chaume stayed up until 1 a.m. to immortalize this aurora borealis above Trébeurden. | FREDERIC CHAUME

Next to the port of Dahouët, in Pléneuf-Val-André, Amandine Gmd captured these photos from the roof of her converted truck. “It was a magical moment that will remain unforgettable! “, she testifies.

The Northern Lights captured next to the port of Dahouët, in Pléneuf-Val-André. | AMANDINE GMD
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The Northern Lights captured next to the port of Dahouët, in Pléneuf-Val-André. | AMANDINE GMD

It was my partner, who works night shifts in Saint-Brieuc, who contacted me last night to inform me that there were the Northern Lights. A fan of photography (amateur), I didn’t hesitate for a single moment and got up to take the photos from our garden located in Pleudaniel says Pascal Ricart.

Pascal took this very beautiful photo of his garden in Pleudaniel. | PASCAL RICART
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Pascal took this very beautiful photo of his garden in Pleudaniel. | PASCAL RICART

I was just taking a photo of the reflection of the moon on the sea in Lancieux with the night mode of my phone, relates Margot Taillard. I saw it came out purple and green. I immediately recognized an aurora borealis because I already had the experience during my trip to Iceland.

Margot Taillard immortalized this aurora borealis with the moon in the sky of Lancieux. | MARGOT TAILLARD
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Margot Taillard immortalized this aurora borealis with the moon in the sky of Lancieux. | MARGOT TAILLARD
A purple sky in the Dinan night. | FLORENCE ANDRIA
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A purple sky in the Dinan night. | FLORENCE ANDRIA
An aurora borealis photographed in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, Saturday May 11, 2024. | THIERRY CHAUVEAU
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An aurora borealis photographed in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, Saturday May 11, 2024. | THIERRY CHAUVEAU
Julian DF captured this moment in Pordic. | JULIAN DF
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Julian DF captured this moment in Pordic. | JULIAN DF
A photo taken in Tréfumel by Gilles Buat. | GILLES BUAT
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A photo taken in Tréfumel by Gilles Buat. | GILLES BUAT
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