Aurora by Moonlight
as light from a bright gibbous Moon cast shadows across this
about 20 kilometers north of Stockholm, Sweden, planet Earth.
In the alluring night skyscape captured on
shimmering auroral curtains of light dance in the evening sky.
On that northern night nature's performance included
the auroral displays fostered by a minor geomagnetic storm.
was the result of a
coronal mass ejection, erupting from a solar prominence days
earlier and brushing our fair planet's magnetosphere.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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& Michigan Tech. U.
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