Northern Lights over Lake Ontario. Photo courtesy of NewsChannel 9 Facebook fan Alex McCombie.

Northern Lights over Lake Ontario. Photo courtesy of NewsChannel 9 Facebook fan Alex McCombie.
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Updated: 10:48 am

If you went to bed early Monday night you may have missed it: an awesome display of the Northern Light’s. It is estimated it was the greatest display in 7 years and was viewed as far south as Arkansas and North Carolina.  A strong solar flare (called a coronal Mass Ejection or CME) hit the earth’s upper atmosphere late yesterday.  The charged particles from the solar flare react with atoms in the upper atmosphere to create the colorful display we see.

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Updated: 10:48 am

If you went to bed early Monday night you may have missed it: an awesome display of the Northern Light’s. It is estimated it was the greatest display in 7 years and was viewed as far south as Arkansas and North Carolina. A strong solar flare (called a coronal Mass Ejection or CME) hit the earth’s upper atmosphere late yesterday. The charged particles from the solar flare react with atoms in the upper atmosphere to create the colorful display we see.

via Northern Lights strike… (10-25-11) – NewsChannel 9 WSYR.

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