Auroral Display 1

Predawn Northern Lights Near Marion

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.

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Rawhide says ... on Sunday, Jul 15 at 10:12 PM

We can't see them in Alaska this time of's day light 24 hrs away now....

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