Spectacular aurora Sept 8/9 2010

The Earth was buffeted by a bout of space weather on the night of September 8th-9th. These photos were taken by a Norwegian musician and amateur astronomer, Øystein Lunde Ingvaldse, from Bø in Vesterålen inside the Arctic Circle. Hi-resolution versions of these photos are available from the agency (Contact details below).

Photo by Øystein Lunde Ingvaldse

Photo by Øystein Lunde Ingvaldse

A spectacular view of the Sun on Wednesday from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in space shows the violent eruptions occurring that lead to the auroral light shows.

Sun on Wednesday from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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