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Bright Auroras Light Up the Sky and the Land

Coronal holes sparked brilliant auroras over Alaska and Canada during this solar minimum.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. Story by Kasha Patel.

Published November 20, 2018
Data acquired November 5 - 12, 2018

Source:
Suomi NPP > VIIRS
Collection:
Earth at Night