On Tuesday (the 24th of January 2012) a storm from the broiling sun turned the chilly Northernmost skies of planet Earth into an ever-changing and awe-provoking art show of Northern lights (also referred to as the Aurora Borealis). This was the aftermath of the biggest solar flare in 6 years. Even experienced stargazers were stunned by the intensity of the Aurora Borealis sweeping across the night sky in Northern Scandinavia. For those of you who did not know, an aurora appears when a magnetic solar wind slams into the Earth’s magnetic field, exciting electrons of oxygen and nitrogen.
Today’s Daily Cool Photo features a picture of the Northern Lights that was taken near the city of Tromsoe in Northern Norway on Tuesday. This photo was taken by Rune Stoltz Bertinussen.
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