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Northern Lights Go South: Geomagnetic Storm Lights U.S. Skies with Auroral Display

Aurorae were visible Monday across the U.S. Midwest and into the Deep South

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HOUSE LIGHTS:

Phil Dubois snapped this photo outside Fort Kent, Maine, near the Canadian border. "The northern lights are not usually visible here," Dubois says. "We usually only see them maybe once a year if we are lucky, and nothing as intense as the show last night."....[ More ]

FALL COLOR:

A hazy arc of purple hovers over a Madison, Wis., treetop in this photo by William Prost.....[ More ]

AURORA UNIVERSITAS:

The northern lights produced a faint purple streak over college town Madison, Wis., Monday, as documented by resident William Prost.....[ More ]

RED ROOF:

Another shot from David St. Louis highlights the reddish-purple auroral glow.....[ More ]

GREEN-LIT:

David St. Louis snapped this shot of the multicolored aurora from his front yard in Elmira, Ontario.....[ More ]

GHOSTLY GREEN:

Gerry Buckel photographed the green glow of Monday's aurora over the Michigan horizon. "The northern lights were visible over Fostoria, Mich., for the first time in years," Buckel wrote on Flickr .....[ More ]

RED SKY AT NIGHT:

This shot of rhubarb-colored streaks stretching out from a clump of trees was just one of several auroral photos snapped by Kevin Dempsey of Ojibway Nation of Saugeen, Ontario.....[ More ]

BRIGHT LIGHTS, SMALL CITY:

The northern lights may have been visible all the way to the southern U.S., but they were downright spectacular at higher latitudes. Kevin Dempsey of Ojibway Nation of Saugeen, a small community in northern Ontario, snapped this vibrant photo of Monday's aurora.....[ More ]

AURORAL ARKANSAS:

Storm chaser Brian Emfinger caught an unbelievable auroral show in Ozark, Ark. He even made a time-lapse movie of the phenomenon, although encountering the northern lights in the South understandably took him out of his photographic comfort zone.....[ More ]

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