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The Sky Was Purple and Red and Yellow and On Fire

a photo of the aurora borealis above windmills

a photo of the aurora borealis above some mountains

There was a big solar storm this weekend and photos of the aurora borealis took over social media; it was delightful. For round-ups, check out the NY Times, the Guardian, @itsjackcohen, PBS NewsHour,, Forbes, and MSN.

The photos above are by Albert Dros and Sean O’ Riordan (prints here). O’ Riordan took his shot in Tasmania and actually had to tone it down for publication:

When the clouds are glowing red you know something is off the charts, I tried my best to desaturate this and make it look some bit like a photo and not a science fiction scene!

Discussion  3 comments

Allister Banks

that's neat because I used to look at them all the time when I was little. You don't see that... you might still see that in the desert

Durian Schmell

lol. Little fluffy clouds

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Patrick DiMichele

They were beautiful, the most beautiful skies as a matter of fact.

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