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Missouri's Green Ribbon Sky

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Missouri's Green Ribbon Sky


The critics rave -
"Amazing!", "Unbelievable!", "The best I've ever seen!"
They aren't talking about
a movie, though.

Instead, even casual sky critics are remarking on November's
stunning auroral displays, visible with
surprising intensities
well beyond the confines of high latitudes where
auroral activity
is normally observed.

In fact, in this example of an unforgettable performance a
green ribbon of auroral light
stretches from horizon to horizon - recorded on November 7th
with a fisheye lens near Warrensburg, Missouri, USA.

Want to see an aurora?

Relatively wide-spread displays
may continue, triggered
by activity from an energetic sunspot region.

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