The solar storm that showered the Earth on Tuesday, Jan. 24, was one of the strongest such occurrences in recent years.
It was only a minor nuisance for people on Earth, but for some, it was a great chance to catch northern lights or aurora borealis, a natural light effect caused by the collision of solar particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere.
One of the most beautiful such videos comes from Helge Mortensen who captured the nature’s light show in Norway.
- Solar Storm Puts Beautiful Northern Lights on Display [VIDEO] (mashable.com)
- Solar storm’s spectacular display (edition.cnn.com)
- Northern Lights May Be Visible From New England After Solar Storm (boston.cbslocal.com)
- Solar storm, largest since 2005, causes aurora borealis over Canada, Britain (tbperspective.wordpress.com)
- Solar storm sparks stunning northern lights (abclocal.go.com)
- Chances of seeing Northern Lights dim – BBC News (bbc.co.uk)
- Solar storm brings fireworks, but few problems (msnbc.msn.com)
- Solar Storm: Get Out Your Camera, Put Away Your Cell Phone (newsfeed.time.com)
- Aurora borealis expected from massive solar storm (calgaryherald.com)