Aurora Across the United States: Rare Solar Storm Leads to a Stunning Display

Stunning displays of aurora visible to viewers across the US thanks to a historic solar storm.

Rebecca Jean T.
4 min readMay 11, 2024

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Image of pink and green aurora at night above a black treeline.
Aurora spotted on May 10th in northern Alabama. Credit: Ella Rose Bartlett.

Aurora stunned viewers across the United States Friday night after a historic solar storm hit Earth. The storm, the largest seen in nearly 20 years, occurred after two sunspots…

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Rebecca Jean T.

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