Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rare Northern Lights Seen in U.S. South

All-Sky Auroras

Photograph courtesy Shawn Malone

If the devil went down to Georgia this week, he must have traded in his fiddle for blood-red auroras

A cloud of charged particles from the sun slammed into Earth Monday, setting off an intense geomagnetic storm that spawned northern lights across the U.S.—even in the Deep South. Sky shows were reported in more than half the 50 states, including Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas, according to

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