The alert for the solar storm and high aurora activity had many in the US excited for possible viewing last night (November 3).  The planetary K Index of 5 or higher meant a better then normal chance to see the Northern Lights farther south. KIndexNov4This top image is from the NPP Satellite and compiled by my friend @wxbrad showing the display last night was locked up deep into Canada and northern Europe, but there were spots in Wisconsin and Minnesota that were captured in photos. I’ve shared a few below.
Despite the mild temperatures and clear skies here in the Mid Atlantic, it did not work out for us. But the storm is still raging this morning as seen in this update from NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. Viewing still might be possible tonight.  However, it did happen and some shared their awesome photos online. Below is a collection of the aurora seen this week.


Bemiji, Wisconsin. Credit and follow Jacob Laducer on Facebook






Eagle River. From Scott Pearson

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From Sweden:

Mia Stålnacke is a self proclaimed space and science geek as well as an accomplished photographer who captured this stunning image.  Follow her on twitter  



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