Awesome aurora photo

On October 8, 2012, a coronal mass ejection – or CME – from the sun hit Earth’s magnetic field. This stream of charged particles caused by a solar storm sparked a dramatic display of the aurora, or northern lights, which lasted for several days.

October 10, 2012 aurora, or northern lights. Photograph by Hugo Lohre via NASA. Click here to expand image above.

Hugo Løhre captured the image above of the aurora during this time. He shot the photo over Lekangsund, Norway, on October 10, 2012. NASA subsequently posted the photo here.

Bottom line: Photo by Hugo Løhre of amazing aurora over Lekangsund, Norway, on October 10, 2012.

October 21, 2012

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