Aurora over Norway - interacting with the earth’s...

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Aurora over Norway So this is what your article was talking about! It’s the aurora that occurred over Norway in the Arctic Circle resulting from a big CME that happened on the sun like 5 days ago. It’s actually just an intensely strong display of the northern lights, resulting from the magnetically charged particles emitted by the Sun in a solar flare
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Unformatted text preview: interacting with the earth’s magnetosphere, which also contains a large concentration of charged particles. But guess what! The solar activity isn’t over yet because last night an even more powerful solar flare occurred two days ago, so northern latitudes should be able to see some really cool aurora as soon as tonight! Let’s go to Alaska!...
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course PHYSICS 211 taught by Professor Lane during the Spring '12 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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