We were lucky enough to witness some very early auroras over the Abisko Mountain Lodge on March 1. The skies were clear with only wispy clouds interfering come nighttime. As soon as the stars started ... more 
We were lucky enough to witness some very early auroras over the Abisko Mountain Lodge on March 1. The skies were clear with only wispy clouds interfering come nighttime. As soon as the stars started to appear the aurora showed her face. She was off and on all night but nothing compared to the early show! These aurorae were the result of a coronal wind stream that arrived at Earth on February 28. It caused geomagnetic storms that lasted for a few days. (We were lucky enough to witness some very early auroras over the Abisko Mountain Lodge on March 1. The skies were clear with only wispy clouds interfering come nighttime. As soon as the stars started to appear the aurora showed her face. She was off and on all night but nothing compared to the early show! These aurorae were the result of a coronal wind stream that arrived at Earth on February 28. It caused geomagnetic storms that lasted for a few days. (Photo and caption Courtesy Natalia Robba / National Geographic Your Shot)

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