Aurora Borealis

This was the warm-up to me seeing the Northern Lights

 

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky in the polar regions, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. It is usually observed at night and typically occurs in the ionosphere. It is also referred to as a polar aurora or, collectively, as polar lights. These phenomena are commonly visible between 60 and 72 degrees north and south latitudes, which place them in a ring just within the Arctic and Antarctic polar circles

These are the displays we were graced with at 01:00 on Thursday morning:

Aurora

Aurora

Aurora

AURORAS INVADE THE USA: Earth’s magnetic field is still reverberating from a CME strike on March 10th. During the past 24 hours, Northern Lights have descended as far south as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan in the United States. “At one point the lights filled more than half of the entire sky,” says Travis Novitsky, who sends this self-portrait from Grand Portage, MN. (http://spaceweather.com/)

 

3 thoughts on “Aurora Borealis

  1. Absolutely stunning – an experience that you have to have in a lifetime! Definitely on my bucket list! Sounds like you are having a blast – enjoy!

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