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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THE SUN over 5 years! – time-lapse video from NASA Goddard!

NASA Goddard – 5 Year Time-lapse of the Sun

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrates its 5th anniversary since it launched on February 11, 2010. This time-lapse video captures one frame every 8 hours starting when data became available in June 2010 and finishing February 8, 2015. The different colors represent the various wavelengths (sometimes blended, sometimes alone) in which SDO observes the sun.

For more about SDO, please visit http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/