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Auroras from above

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posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Wow just look at that awesome or what sadly don't get to see them where i live.

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AURORAS FROM ABOVE: Have you ever wondered what auroras look like from above? Astronauts onboard the International Space Station found out on May 29th when they flew through a geomagnetic storm and witnessed this green ribbon snaking over the Indian Ocean:
The bright display of Southern Lights was sparked by a solar coronal mass ejection (CME), which hit Earth's magnetic field and sparked a G1-class geomagnetic storm. On the other end of the planet, the same storm produced bright Northern Lights over Wisconsin, Minnesota and parts of Canada. Both poles were ringed in light at the same time.
This isn't the first time astronauts have seen auroras underfoot. The shuttle has flown right through auroral curtains with no ill effects--other than time lost while the crew crowds around the window to stare.The ISS also turns out to be a wonderful platform for aurora watching.
Next up: A solar wind stream is due to hit Earth's magnetic field on June 26th or 27th, possibly sparking a new round of geomagnetic activity. Sky watchers above and below should be alert for auroras.

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posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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Already Posted.

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posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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