At last we reached the #1 spot in the Top 10 of 2015 Countdown and I think you’ll agree this image of the aurora borealis (or Northern Lights) was an easy choice.  So many factors have to come into place to see the aurora borealis as far south as Marblehead and it needs to be a pretty spectacular show to shine above the light pollution.

On June 22, a 7 kP storm hit at just the right moment (9:50pm) for me to capture the intricate greens and purples of light playing over Cove Beach and setting up a perfect backdrop for Marblehead Light.  It’s probably the one time I was thankful for the lighthouse having a strong green light as it balanced perfectly with the greens of the northern lights.

I hope you enjoyed this look back at the Top 10 images shared on Wednesdays in Marblehead in the past year.  Come back tomorrow for my annual New Years Day Slideshow of all 243 images shared in 2015.