A potent solar storm hit Earth, triggering dazzling Northern Lights visible across the Northern Hemisphere. The NOAA issued an early warning about the storm, unusual for its timing. The spectacle was seen even in London and southern England, with Europeans sharing stunning photos. While power plants and spacecraft operators were cautioned, regular folks did not need to take special actions. The Northern Lights might reach as far south as Alabama and Northern California, albeit fainter. Historically, in 1859, a solar storm was so intense that the Northern Lights were seen in Central America. Such storms can disrupt power and communication systems, as seen in a 2003 event. The recent storm, fueled by solar flares since May 15, signals peak activity in the sun’s 11-year cycle. This serves as a reminder of the potent and unpredictable nature of space weather, keeping scientists and skywatchers alert.