The amazing fall light show

An amazing photo by Solomen Parker

It’s not typical at all to see Northern Lights traveling as far South as Nevada, Texas, and Arizona.. but on the night of the 24th of October, a big blast off of the sun was able to cause just that: An amazing spectacle. The Northern Lights, a geomagnetic event, all the way in the South.. lands and skies not used to beautiful aurora moments..

The ejection hit Earth’s magnetic field on Monday. At 2pm ET the lights began to interract with the sun. At night, the skies lit up with beautiful shades of blue, green, and red, across the United States of America. It was one of the stronger and more intense light shows ever seen in recent memory.

An image on Spaceweather shows the CME that started it all..

The storm is subsiding.. but onlookers should be aware that some light shows may still be seen. Gaze at that sky.. you never know what will slam into Earth.

-Bryan Smolock

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