An intense aurora flames over Duluth, Minn. this Sunday morning before dawn. The whole northern sky was lit up. Photo: Bob King
If it’s still dark where you live, go out and look at the northern sky. It’s been lit up with lively and bright auroras since at least 4 a.m. here in Duluth, Minn. The display raged right up through morning twilight. After a quiet night, the Kp index shot up to “6″ or moderate storm level around 3 a.m. CDT. Aurora chances continue today and into the evening.
Enough words – how about a few more photos:
A rare red ray pokes out from among an aurora that was mostly green with occasional blues. At the time of the photo – 4:35 a.m. CDT – rapid waves of aurora washed across the sky. Photo: Bob King
An amazing display of blue-purple rays topped the green aurora just before dawn Sunday morning. The temperature dropped to -24 F at dawn — tough on the camera batteries! Photo: Bob King
Crown of glory! Photo: Bob King
Pardon the power lines, but I just had to get the shot of these dual bands of auroral rays. Photo: Bob King