Auroras Sweep Northern Skies

Solar flares hit the Earth's atmosphere, creating amazing light shows
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 4:00 AM CST
PHOTOS: Northern Lights: Auroras Light Up Northern Skies
Solar flares triggered some great auroras across the northern hemisphere last weekend.   (©Nick Bramhall)

As predicted last week, a solar storm that swept through the Earth's magnetic field created some incredible northern lights displays, with fantastic auroras lighting the skies from Canada to Norway, reports MSNBC. In addition to MSNBC's collection of photos and videos, you can see more photos at sites such as Space Weather and Arctic Photo. The auroras will continue over the next few nights due to another solar storm last night, notes MSNBC. (Read more northern lights stories.)

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