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By: Angela Fritz , 5:10 AM GMT on October 25, 2011
The United States saw a pretty impressive showing of the aurora borealis on Monday night!
What's usually reserved for Canada was seen as far south as Arkansas. According to spaceweather.com, a coronal mass ejection (CME), reached Earth at around 2pm EDT on Monday, which compressed the planet's magnetic field and provided the natural fireworks show. Apparently, the CME was strong enough that it could have affected satellites.
The Northern Lights seen from El Dorado Springs, Missouri. User: thebige
Seen from Kentucky. User: brandonchristy1
Seen from Norway. (spaceweather.com)
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