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Thu Nov 9, 2017, 12:02 PM

STUNNING PHOTOS SHOW AURORA'S NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER U.S.

STUNNING PHOTOS SHOW AURORA'S NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER U.S.
BY MEGHAN BARTELS ON 11/9/17 AT 11:48 AM

Lucky Americans, particularly across the northern Midwest, have been treated this week to a brilliant lightshow: the Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis. It's an unpredictable phenomenon, but experts believe the current streak may continue through the next couple of evenings.

The states with the best odds of seeing this batch of Northern Lights include Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Michigan, Maine, and New York may also catch a glimpse of the aurora, depending on how precisely the solar storm that's causing them plays out.



The aurora as seen over the Lofoten Islands in September.
JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

That's all according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center, which monitors aurora. That's not simply out of an appreciation for the beautiful things in lifeóNorthern Lights displays are actually caused by giant hiccups of incredibly hot charged particles called plasma ejected by our sun.

More:
http://www.newsweek.com/stunning-photos-show-auroras-northern-lights-over-us-706743?piano_t=1

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dlk Nov 9 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 12:09 PM

1. Our Beautiful Planet is Worth Protecting

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Response to dlk (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 02:23 PM

2. Right on!

So many wonders, so much BIGGER than us!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 12:06 AM

3. Wow, thank you. Awesome!

I saw them in the Yukon once. One of those experiences I'll never forget.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 05:01 PM

4. Thanks Judi!

I'm in NW Pa., I'll keep my eyes peeled!


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:05 AM

5. And all I have to do?

Walk out back.

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