A stream of solar wind struck Earth’s magnetic field this week, and observers reported bright auroras for several nights in a row. Photos from the EarthSky community, below.
Spaceweather.com reported that on September 7:
… in Europe, colorful lights appeared over Sweden, Norway, and Finland, while electrical currents surged through the soils of the Lofoten archipelago. Northern Lights were seen in the USA as far south as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.
Bottom line: Bright auroras reported over North America and Europe on the night of September 7, 2015.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.