In Photos: Auroras Dazzle Northern Observers

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Aurora Eklund

Credit: Tom Eklund.

A powerful solar flare, hurled into space when superhot gases erupted on the sun yesterday (Feb, 13), and caused a display of the aurora borealis for parts…Read More »

of the northern United States overnight (Feb. 14).

Photographer Tom Eklund caught this aurora generated by the solar flare's interaction at Valkeakoski, Finland on Feb. 14. These geomagnetic storms are caused by particles that glow green in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum.

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