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Spectacular Aurora Display-Watch Out for More Tonight

August 4, 2010

Solar storm kept it’s promise and the coronal mass ejection which was heading towards the earth finally reached earth and provided some spectacular Aurora display last night. Some more colorful display is expected tonight as well in the northern hemisphere. Unfortunately people like us won’t be able to watch it, but people in northern Europe, northern US, and Canada will get one more chance to look at green and red hue in the sky. The video above was taken by Jesper Grønne in Denmark. He actually took several images of the event and put together to create this beautiful timelapse videography for us to enjoy.

Updates: Yoou can look for more pictures taken by different people at different places here. CMEs not only triggered this phenomena in northern hemisphere, but the the geomagnetic storm it created also resulted in colourful displays in Southern hemisphere in Antarctica. Look for pictures of Aurora Australis here (Image 1 , Image 2 , Image 3 – by Tom Luttrell).

FYI, Auroras in north are called as Aurora Borealis or Northern lights while in south they are called as Aurora Australis or Southern lights

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Neha  |  August 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    B E A U T I F U L

  • 2. Science Is Beautiful &raq&hellip  |  January 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    […] by Tor Even Mathisen. It’s just spectacular. As described in my earlier posts (here and here), when high energetic ions ejected from sun interact with our atmosphere, they energize Oxygen and […]

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