Wednesday, January 25, 2012
It seems the sun chucked a wobbly last week and earth copped the fallout of electrons, protons and ions.
Most of the cloud passed over us but the magnetosphere managed to get a share and in the high northern latitudes had a spectacular showing of auroras.
This image was taken above Grotfjord, Norway by Bjorn Jorgens.
A more powerful solar flare occurred yesterday so we'll have more brilliant photographs in the next week.