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A Powerful Geomagnetic Storm on Nov. 24th Triggers Northern Lights
A Powerful Geomagnetic Storm on Nov. 24th Triggers Northern Lights
24 Nov 2001
(Source: Spaceweather.com)

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Did you see strange lights in the sky before dawn on Saturday? If so, you were probably watching an outbreak of auroras. A pair of fast-moving coronal mass ejections, arriving somewhat earlier than expected, buffeted Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 24th at 0530 UT (12:30 a.m. EST). The resulting geomagnetic storm spawned Northern Lights as far south as Arkansas in the United States.

Although the ongoing storm will probably subside during the hours ahead, high-latitude sky watchers (including those along the northern tier of US states) should remain alert for auroras Saturday night and Sunday morning. Visit spaceweather.com for updates.

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Last Updated: 26 Nov 2001