HomeAstronomyStream of solar wind brings stunning aurora to north American skies

Stream of solar wind brings stunning aurora to north American skies

Violent activity on the sun last week resulted in stunning views for observers in the northern hemisphere over the weekend. 

A coronal mass ejection (CME) released by the sun on Sept. 2 resulted in a G2-class (moderate) geomagnetic storm on its arrival at Earth on Sunday and spilling over into Monday (Sept. 5), according to NOAA (opens in new tab)‘s Space Weather Prediction Center.

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