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Time-Lapse Captures Breathtaking Aurora Borealis Caused by a Massive Solar Flare

On March 16th, a massive solar flare at sunspot AR1692 — a spot roughly the size of our quaint little planet — sent a huge burst of solar wind headed our way. On March 17th, when it came into contact with the Earth’s magnetic field, several hours of breathtaking aurora borealis resulted. Read more…