One spectacular light show

PNR reader captures Northern lights over James Island

The Northern lights shimmer in the sky above James Island around 3 a.m. on Sunday

The Northern lights shimmer in the sky above James Island around 3 a.m. on Sunday

Peninsula News Review reader James Younger captured the Northern lights shimmering in the sky above James Island around 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 15.

The Northern Lights area a result of electrically charged gaseous particles colliding into one another as they enter the earth’s atmosphere. Colours appear depending on which types of particles collide, with the most common being green and pink.