Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Aurora Borealis

The northern lights were visible across southern Michigan and Northwest Ohio on Monday night.  If you saw them, it was quite the early Halloween treat! 

A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (2:00 pm EDT). The impact strongly compressed Earth's magnetic field, directly exposing geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and sparked an intense geomagnetic storm. As night fell over North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous United States

Here is one picture from Adrian, Michigan:

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You must check out additional photos that have been compliled from www.spaceweather.com:




CLICK HERE for the full gallery!