November 09, 2004

Ooooooh, shiny!

Northern lights over Seattle!

Northern lights over Seattle
[Photo: James Branaman/Seattle Times]

While the aurora borealis (northern lights) aren't a stranger to the skies over Seattle, a brilliant eight-hour display as occurred on Sunday night/Monday morning isn't usual. That night, people in North America as far south as Oklahoma and the Carolinas saw the aurora as a result of a major geomagnetic storm. While that storm has diminished, there is still a chance to see the northern lights tonight in the northern tier of the lower 48 states, as well as in Canada and Alaska.

The Seattle Times has a slideshow of aurora pictures taken on Nov. 7 from around the US here. More pictures are here at spaceweather.com.

Posted by Magpie at November 9, 2004 09:29 AM | Shiny Things | Technorati links |
Comments

Gee, Magpie - it makes me wish I was in Seattle. :-)

Posted by: Mary at November 9, 2004 10:39 PM

Iowa would be great, too.

Posted by: Babba at November 11, 2004 04:48 PM

Magnificent collection of photos from China:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7

Posted by: James R MacLean at November 11, 2004 10:57 PM

Magnificent collection of photos from China:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7

Posted by: James R MacLean at November 11, 2004 11:06 PM