Aurora from Strongest Solar X Flare in a Decade

October 02, 2017

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Photographer: Phillip Halper 
Summary Author: Phillip Halper 

October 2017 Viewer's ChoiceThe photo above shows a magnificent aurora observed over northern Norway early last month. The solar x flare on September 6 that rendered this display was the strongest such flare in a decade. X Flares are the biggest, most energetic, class of solar flares. Photo taken near Tromsø, Norway on September 8, 2017, at 12:27 a.m.

Photo Details: Camera Maker: SONY; Camera Model: ILCE-7S; Aperture: ƒ/1.0; Exposure Time: 1.600 s; ISO equiv: 2500; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.0 (Macintosh).