Red #Aurora – crazy solar storms but beautiful displays!

Last week, the sun produced 3 different solar storms, level G4 (severe), that all combined and crashed into Earth’s atmosphere. This geomagnetic storm had some negative consequences for electricity supplies, but the images captured both on land and from space are STUNNING.  Check them out!

The Northern Lights put on a gorgeous show near Duck Lake, Mont., early Monday morning. (Phillip Granrud via spaceweather.com)

The Northern Lights put on a gorgeous show near Duck Lake, Mont., early Monday morning. (Phillip Granrud via spaceweather.com)

The sunspot AR2371 is behind Monday's geomagnetic storm activity. (NASA/SDO)

The sunspot AR2371 is behind Monday’s geomagnetic storm activity. (NASA/SDO)

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Amazing video from @Space_Station – #sunrise touches #aurora

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Another post, another awesome gif from NASA!! This gif (made by CauseScience) shows the aurora borealis in the sky as the sun rises, ending with the two light sources ‘touching’!! The video this gif was made from was taken from the International Space Station – #sunrise touches #aurora. All we need now are angels singing” #AstroButch

[tweet https://twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts/status/563075368945721345]

Update: The gif CauseScience made from the youtube video is not nearly as good as the vine posted by @Space_Station!

[tweet https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/563069569078927362]

Reid Wiseman is the number 1 reason to join twitter, amazing pics from #ISS everyday #science

If you aren’t following Reid Wiseman on twitter, you should be. If you aren’t on twitter, join just to see these amazing pictures! @astro_reid

[tweet https://twitter.com/astro_reid/status/501867289910992897]

 

Check out previous CauseScience posts about Reid Wiseman.