Northern Lights over Wisconsin in March and April of 2023

June 02, 2023



Photographers: Tim Erskine; Holly Erskine

Summary Authors: Holly Erskine; Tim Erskine

The eye-catching northern lights featured above were captured from Sister Bay, Wisconsin in March and April of 2023. The top photo was taken on March 23, 2023. This auroral event was more energetic than April’s aurora, on April 23, 2023. A third photo (bottom) shows my husband, Tim, with his camera and tripod observing the March 23 event.

Because we live just a few miles from an official International Dark Sky Park, Newport State Park, Wisconsin, we're afforded wondrous views of the night sky and on occasion the northern lights. Note that on the top photo (March 23) you can detect both Orion and the Pleiades. On the middle photo (April 23), the waxing crescent Moon is setting over the waters of Green Bay.


Sister Bay, Wisconsin Coordinates: 45.1872, -87.1209

Newport State Park, Wisconsin Coordinates: 45.2411, -86.9916

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