The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) were shimmering along the horizon before dawn around 4:32 AM, Sunday, July 15, 2012. A fast moving Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the sun had hit Earth's magnetic field on July 14, creating these beautiful displays. This view, which includes The Big Dipper at lower left, was shot from just north of Echo Hill Presbyterian Church near Marion. Sunrise was at 5:44 AM.
Predawn Northern Lights Near Marion
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