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Strongest geomagnetic storm of SC24 sparks spectacular aurora display

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The strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle (Solar Cycle 24) reached G4 Severe levels (Kp=8) on March 17, 2015 and sparked spectacular auroras in both hemispheres of our planet. The event was identified as the combined effects of CMEs which erupted on March 15th from Region 2297. 

This article is a collection of some of the images and videos captured in Europe, Russia, Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand. More information about the storm can be found here.

If you'd like to add your or more images and videos to this collection just make a comment with a link or use the following forms to submit images and videos.

Image credit: InFocusImagery. Author: Z​oltan Kenwell. Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Image credit: InFocusImagery. Author: Z​oltan Kenwell. Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

​​Image credit: InFocusImagery. Author: Z​oltan Kenwell. Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Author: Janis Satrovskis. Location: Burtnieki, Latvia (via SpaceWeather)

Image credit: MagicLight. Author: Dave Curtis. Location: Dunedin, New Zealand (via SpaceWeather)

Author: Dave Headland. Location: Oamaru, southern New Zealand. (via SpaceWeather)

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Harpenden, England:

Finland:

Ruka, Finland:

Sweden:

Stockholm, Sweden:

Iceland:

Ullswater, Lake District, England:

Aire Valley, Yorkshire, England:

Isle of Lewis, Scotland:

Cumbria, England:

Solway Firth, England/Scotland:

Machynlleth, Wales:

Cambrian Mountains, Wales:

Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland:

Malin Head, Ireland:

France:

Yukon, Canada:

Yellowknife Bay, NWT, Canada:

Grand Valley, Ontario, Canada

Dalton Highway, Alaska:

Michigan, US:

Rochester, NY, US

Dunedin, New Zealand:

Dunedin and Christchurch, New Zealand:

Videos

Over North Atlantic from a C17 cockpit (using night vision goggles)

Helsinki, Finland

Espoo, Finland

Kotka, Finland

Savonlinna, Finland

Luosto, Finland

Tampere, Finland

Blaker, Norway

Skane, Sweden

Mull, Scotland

Czech Republic

Poland

Jena, Germany

Lähte, Saadjärv, Äksi and Erala, Estonia

Tilgu beach, Estonia

Latvia

Moscow, Russia

Kostroma and Kostroma region, Russia

Zagreb, Croatia

Saskatchewan, Canada

Northern Ilinois, US

Minnesota, US

Sable Point, Michigan, US

Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Mt. Moriac, Victoria, Australia

New Zealand

Note: to add your (/more) images and videos to this collection just make a comment with a link or use the following forms to submit images and videos.

Featured image credit: InFocusImagery. Author: Z​oltan Kenwell. Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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4 Comments

  1. The most southern location in the U.S. where the aurora has appeared is Charlotte, NC, as far as I can see. Can you see it anywhere south of it in the Northern Hemisphere, or north of Australia and N.Z. in the other half? No, if there is such a witness, he or she is not from that shit-spewing “space station”. I have not paid attention to it as long as I care to remember.

    The purple aurora is rare. But it tells you there is a different level of stuff. The green is the same as the purple. The purple is different from the green. The commonly different and the differently common.

    Where is aurora going? Nobody knows. When you try to wait for it, you cannot see its face coming. When you try to follow it, you cannot see its back leaving.

    A few people know they don’t know. M0st including religious scientists or atheists and scientific theists think they know, but they actually don’t know.

    When you know, you become speech-less—>speechless. When you don’t know, you talk louder and louder.

    Mayan Ball Court, Pi–> 3-1-4 The Great Pyramids. Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, Tiwanaku, 0-1-2-3, 4, 5, 6, 7….21-22-23-24-25,26…. How can you utter a word before/behind/above/below them?

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