Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Northern Lights Visible in Southern U.S.

Of course this happens after I move to the Southern Hemisphere:
A baffling solar storm pulled colorful northern lights unusually far south, surprising space weather experts. 
TV stations in Georgia and Kentucky reported people calling about the sky show Monday night. And NASA posted a photo from Huntsville, Ala. Southerners normally don't get to see the vibrant red and green aurora borealis.

They even saw them in Texas! I saw a green curtain effect aurora in Alaska when I worked there in the 1980s - but in the Lower 48? Never. Lucky.

MSNBC has a few shots that people sent in. One, from Wisconsin:

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