PHOTO GALLERY: Northern lights put on a show

Northern Lights over Gakona (Photo courtesy of Mickayla LeMaster)

Did you get a chance to see the Aurora show earlier this week?

According to National Geographic, the show was caused by a geomagnetic storm started when a monster-sized hole in the upper atmosphere of the sun cracked open, releasing a burst of charged particles called solar wind. Those particles traveled through space at a speed of two million miles per hour directly towards earth.

Fortunately for some, they arrived just in time for Labor Day.

Here are some photos from our lucky viewers who experienced the great display. Remember to upload your photos here and you could see them online or on air!



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus