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Solar Flares Generate Splendid Images on Earth

Aurora Denmark august 4th 2010
Jesper Gr
The big show lived up to advance expectations. The solar storms that broke out on Sunday blasted tons of plasma toward Earth and produced magnificent aurora displays around the world. Professionals and amateurs lucky enough to have a bird's eye view of the subsequent light shows shared their good fortune by sending their photos to Spaceweather.com. The following is a sample of what they saw:
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