A solar wind current excited the earth's magnetic field this past Saturday night, February 18, and illuminated the Northern United States with a remarkable display of Aurora Borealis. Reports initially came in from the Central United States, but leave it to an amazing photographer in our Sky Scenes New England Photo Sharing group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/skyscenes) to score both the still image and an incredible time-lapse video. Ed Cave, in Chocorua, New Hampshire, jumped into action, and this was the breath-taking result, and thus far, the only imagery from New England I've seen of this weekend's display. Thank you, Ed, for your continued contributions to NECN's New England Sky Scenes photo sharing!
Ed also grabbed a still shot in which he used computer analysis to label all of the largest stars in the image. You can check that out at this link: http://mnoy.es/yu0Aok
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