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Aurora From Keller Washington on April 14, 2013
Aurora From Keller Washington on April 14, 2013

The coronal mass ejection (CME), associated with the Apr. 12, 2013 M6.5 solar flare, reached Earth's magnetic field on April 13, 2013. The impact was not a strong one; though several news outlets reported expectations of a geomagnetic storm. The impact did sparked faint auroras in several northern-tier U.S. states.

This aurora photo was taken by Rocky Raybell on April 14, 2013 in Keller, Washington. He noted a mild aurora which turned pink before morning. In addition to the aurora in this photograph he managed to capture Comet Pan-Starrs, a meteor, and a Cosmos Rocket moving along the Milky Way.
Image Courtesy of Rocky Raybell

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