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Planet Erde - Aurora-Alarm im Norden

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A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 13th, igniting bright auroras around the Arctic Circle. A US Department of Defense meteorological satellite photographed the luminous tendrils winding past Iceland:

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Mark Conner of the Air Force Weather Agency prepared the image using data from a low-light camera onboard the DMSP-18 satellite. It shows not only the auroras, but also the city lights of northern Europe and the glow of gas flares from oil rigs in the North Sea. The auroras were every bit as bright as the manmade lights below.

Quelle: USAF

Und so sieht das ganze im nördlichen Norwegen von der Erde aus, aufgenommen am 13.01.2013 von Frank Olsen:

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