Aurora Above Lac-Saint-Joseph, Quebec

October 06, 2016

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Photographer: Philippe Moussette
Summary Authors: Philippe Moussette; Jim Foster

Shown above is a handsome green aurora, silhouetting the low ridges in the background, as observed from Lac-Saint-Joseph, Quebec, Canada, on September 1, 2016. The KP index for this aurora was 6 -- considered a moderated geomagnetic storm. Fortunately, after the Sun set, thick clouds moved away from the northern horizon permitting this view.