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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 20, 2014

August 19 aurora from space and Earth

One of the first auroras of the 2014 autumn season appeared last night at northerly latitudes. Astronaut Reid Wiseman caught it from space. Photographer Göran Strand caught it from Sweden.

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman captured these images from the window of the International Space Station last night (August 19, 2014). SpaceWeather.com says:

A moderate (G2-class) geomagnetic storm that erupted following a CME strike on August 19th is subsiding now. At its peak, the storm sparked auroras around both poles visible from the ground and from space.

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EarthSky Facebook friend Fotograf Göran Strand caught last night's aurora from Sweden.  View larger and read more about this photo from Göran Strand

EarthSky Facebook friend Fotograf Göran Strand caught last night’s aurora from Sweden. View larger and read more about this photo from Göran Strand

Bottom line: One of the first auroras of the 2014 autumn season appeared last night (August 19) at northerly latitudes. Astronaut Reid Wiseman caught it from space. Photographer Göran Strand caught it from Sweden.

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