Photos from friends: An awesome night for auroras

On the heels of yesterday’s solar eclipse for the Southern Hemisphere, people across Earth at northerly latitudes last night (November 13-14, 2012) saw and photographed a fabulous display of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. Thanks to EarthSky Facebook friends for posting these wonderful photos.

November 13-14, 2012 aurora as seen by EarthSky Facebook friend Timothy Boocock in Trysil (Hedmark), Norway. Thank you, Timothy.
The November 13-14, 2012 auroral display as seen by EarthSky Facebook friend Birgit Boden in northern Sweden. Thank you, Birgit.
EarthSky Facebook friend Colin Chatfield in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada captured this image of last night’s aurora. See more images on Colin’s Facebook page.
November 13-14, 2012 aurora from EarthSky Facebook friend William Arrington in Caribou, Maine. Thank you, William.

Bottom line: Photos of the beautiful aurora borealis, or northern lights, seen at northerly latitudes on the night of November 13-14, 2012.

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