Massive solar storm blasts Earth, creates amazing Northern Lights displays

March 18, 2015 11:41 AM

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Massive solar storm blasts Earth, creates amazing Northern Lights displays

A huge solar storm is pounding the Earth’s geomagnetic field, creating brilliant green auroras just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

A blast of energy from a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun has come racing toward our atmosphere, striking it and exciting the molecules of gas in the air, which causes the phenomenon that we know as the Northern Lights, according to Smithsonian.com.

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