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Spectacular Northern Lights Display After Violent Space Storm September 8, 2010

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posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:39 PM
A spectacular Northern Lights display has been photographed over the skies of northern Europe, September 2010.

Nasa scientists reported a powerful space storm buffeting Earth.

The magnetic activity, above a sunspot numbered 1105, produced an explosive flare that was recorded by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The green colours stem from oxygen molecules while the more unusual purple colour is derived from molecular nitrogen.

The astonomers album of pictures can be viewed here. They are spectacular, very beautiful!

Another series of spectacular auroras were witnessed by photographer by Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, a Norwegian musician.

Mr Ingvaldsen, also an amateur astronomer, continued to photograph the event in Bø, Vesterålen, in the country’s Nordland area, until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“I was on my way to bed when I suddenly saw the auroras dancing on the sky through my bedroom window,” he said.

"I took my camera and drove to a place where I figured I could get some good pictures, and the sight that met me was truly amazing."

"It's not often I get to see purple auroras, this was truly a fantastic sight."

A picture taken by the sun observation satellite Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO shows an exceptionally heavy plasma eruption on the surface of the sun Photo: EPA

SDO caught a minor flare and a coronal mass ejection (CME) in profile as they blasted out from the Sun, producing a prominence that rose up and out in a curving arch (Sept. 8, 2010). The particle cloud was not aimed at Earth, so it could not produce geomagnetic effects on Earth. The stills show the arch in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet (UV) light. The movie combines three wavelengths of extreme UV light and covers three hours of activity.


More photos taken on September 08, 09, 2010 Here:
Photo Credit/ Taken by Kaspars Kurcens,
Ramsund, Norway

edit on 14-9-2010 by burntheships because: linkage

posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:57 PM
There was no "powerful space storm" on September 9th. Geomagnetic activity was low.

BTW, the image you posted is labeled September 8 on the photographer's website.

edit on 9/14/2010 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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Oh thanks Phage your such a cheerful one. The Telegraph artictle does not give the date, Nasa has the recording date of September 08, 2010.

edit on 14-9-2010 by burntheships because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 05:08 PM

Kaspars Kurcens,
Ramsund, Norway

Chad Blakley,
Abisko, Sweden

posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 05:19 PM

Photo Credit: Kjetil Skogli,
Tromsø Norway

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