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“After A Solar Storm Hits Earth, Astronauts Capture Shimmering Aurora Lights From Space.”

On September 4, a stream of solar wind struck the Earth, sparking a geomagnetic storm of the G2 class, according to the National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). 

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This storm caused aurora borealis in some areas, including parts of the United States."

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WHAT IS AN AURORA?

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An aurora is a shimmering display of natural light in the sky.

Lights in the shades of blue, red, yellow, green, and orange move and shape-change subtly, like softly billowing curtains.

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National Geographic claims that auroras can only be seen at night and only in the lower polar areas. The spectacle is known as the aurora borealis, or northern lights, in the north.

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It is known as the southern lights, or aurora australis, in the south.