Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Solar activity creates incredible Northern Lights which are seen as far south as Arkansas - 26th Oct 2011

It's one of the world's most famous and spectacular solar phenomena, but those hoping to experience the Northern Lights usually have to travel to remotest Norway to witness their beauty.

But freak solar activity yesterday saw the stunning auroral display stretch much further than usual, as it was spotted by stunned stargazers across half of northern America.

The Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis, are created by the Sun's atmosphere, which blasts particles into the protective magnetic field surrounding the Earth. Read More

Note: Article from yesterday: Solar Storm Warnings