Northern lights play over the USA
A G2-class (moderate) geomagnetic storm created Northern Lights over the upper-to-middle United States June 6 and 7 when the Earth passed through an area of south-pointing magnetism in the solar wind, according to spaceweather.com. Photographer Clay Bramhallwho captured an image from Goff, KS, that displayed the phenomenon. 'The aurora surprised me,' said Bramhallwho.
|Clay Bramhallwho used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II to capture the northern lights over Kansas.|
More aurorae could come over the evening of June 8 into the early morning of June 9, when a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) that left the Sun on June 5 is expected to strike the Earth's magnetosphere, according to spaceweather.com, though the site is not clear whether any of the 48 states will be included at that time.
|Christian Begeman shot this image near Colton, South Dakota with a Canon 7D|
Spaceweather.com is a great site to track incoming CMEs as well as passing satellites, meteors, and other interesting near-space phenomena, often with excellent accompanying images and diagrams.