Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Aurora Borealis Displays Over North America

NASA PHOTO: Auroroa Borealis From EARTH OBSERVATORY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

According to Spaceweather.com:

"A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (2:00 pm EDT).

The impact strongly compressed Earth's magnetic field, directly exposing geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and sparked an intense geomagnetic storm.

As night fell over North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous United States."

Although there have been reports of sightings in the other deep south states, BrevardTimes.com cannot find any reports that the Aurora Borealis was recently seen in Florida, much less Brevard County.

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