1: 1. In 1619, an English explorer described the Northern Lights as "sky flames" in Iceland.

2: 2. In 1859, the Carrington event produced a dazzling display of auroras visible from Cuba to Hawaii.

3: 3. During the night of January 25, 1938, a powerful geomagnetic storm caused the lights to be visible in Africa.

4: 4. The St. Patrick's Day aurora of 2015 lit up the skies with powerful green and pink hues.

5: 5. On October 17, 2020, the sky was painted with a stunning display of Northern Lights over Canada.

6: 6. In 1991, a rare occurrence of bright red and purple auroras graced the skies of Australia.

7: 7. The Halloween Storm of 2003 produced a spectacular show of dancing lights across the Northern Hemisphere.

8: 8. The 1989 Quebec blackout was caused by a geomagnetic storm from a massive solar flare.

9: 9. A rare sighting of Southern Lights in 2020 gave residents of New Zealand a once-in-a-lifetime experience.