Red aurora seen in Maryland in Nov. 2003
Red Aurora Lights Up Maryland Sky

Recent solar activity has produced some spectacular aurora in areas not usually lucky enough to see them, like this dazzling red sky in Mt. Airy, Maryland. The composite image is made up of three separate eight-second exposures. Photo Credit: George Varros.

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