On June 5, 2014, a giant filament erupted on the Sun. It released a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) which left the Sun at 1.2 million mph (512 km/s). Although majority of plasma cloud was directed away from Earth we were still hit by a small part, a glancing blow.
The impact occurred at approximately 16:30 UTC on June 7, 2014 and sparked a following display captured by photographer Zoltan Kenwell.
Enjoy the show!
"Well since the sun has been quiet lately and the nights have begun to get longer, I decided to release another feature HD Aurora video to hold all you Aurora Junkies over for a while. This one is called "Flight of the Aurora" and the footage was captured on June 8, 2014.
Forced to drive to get out from under the cloud cover, I ended up in a part of the province I have not spent a lot of time imaging the Aurora in. I was extremely lucky to have made it to clear sky just as the show really began and that I stumbled on this fantastic location." Zoltan Kenwell
Location: 120 km NW of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Photography and production: Zoltan Kenwell / InFocus Imagery
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