Thursday, August 5, 2010
Photo by Shawn Malone. Marquette, Michigan.
I am obsessed with the northern lights, or Aurora Borealis. I'm not sure if my fascination started when I wrote a paper for my Astronomy class in college. More likely it's just because they are truly amazing and surreal. This week there have been solar storms strong enough to make the northern lights visible as far south as the Midwest. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten to see them. But others did...
Photo by Derek Weston. St. Germain, Wisconsin.
Photo by Mike Hollingshead. Little Sioux, IA.
Photo by Tom Pinkerton. Babbitt, Minnesota.
All photos courtesy of www.spaceweather.com