Image of the Day: Solar Winds of the Great North!

January-2011-northern-lights-aurora-borealis-abisko-lapland_31389_600x450 Northern lights wave above a cabin in Abisko in northern Sweden on January 7. "The entire sky opened up like a beautiful inferno," photographer Peter Rosén told spaceweather.com. "Red, blue and green like a dancing queen on the sky." The solar ejections that cause auroras can also create geomagnetic storms that can affect spacewalking astronauts, Earth-orbiting satellites, and even communications and power systems on the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Daily Galaxy via nationalgeographic.com

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