2024 may bring the best auroras in 20 years

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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Three decades had passed since Texas photographer Wesley Luginbyhl saw the northern lights in his home state. Then, in spring this year, he photographed them twice. A particularly intense solar storm—eruptions that propel electrically charged particles at high speeds away from the sun—caused aurora borealis to be seen at latitudes much farther south than usual, with sightings in Virginia, Arizona, and southern Spain. Luginbyhl says he never expected to pick up more than a faint red glow on the horizon in photos during April’s event, but as he drove north...

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