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Aurora Borealis Explainer
Posted at 6:55 AM, Nov 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 07:55:28-04

NORTHERN LIGHTS: Skywatchers head out into the dark night, looking to the skies for a phenomenal light show once again. A KP Index of 8.6 was reached early Thursday morning and social media was filled with aurora borealis photos.

How does a geomagnetic storm create such vibrant colors in our sky? Meteorologist Brittney Merlot breaks down the science of the solar flare and how it interacts with our atmosphere.