What’s that in the sky? An aurora. A spectacular Dragon shaped aurora! 🙂
A large coronal hole opened last month, a few days before this image was taken, throwing a cloud of fast-moving electrons, protons, and ions toward the Earth.
Some of this cloud impacted our Earth’s magnetosphere and resulted in spectacular auroras being seen at high northern latitudes.
To the astrophotographer, this shimmering green glow of recombining atmospheric oxygen appeared as a large dragon aurora, but feel free to share what it looks like to you.
Although now past Solar Maximum, our Sun continues to show occasional activity creating impressive auroras on Earth visible even last week.
Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Bastoni
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