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Thanks to some unusual sunspot activity, the northern lights are putting on a show much farther south than usual, giving more people chances to catch a glimpse. From Norway to Scotland to Alaska, we look at some spectacular sights captured recently in the night skies.
Finally tonight, we want to leave you with some spectacular sights from the night skies. Thanks to some unusual sunspot activity. The Northern Lights are putting on a show much farther south than usual. That's giving more people more chances to catch a glimpse.
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Look at there, everywhere.
They put on a dazzling display this week.
Oh my gosh.
These time lapse is taken by amateur photographers of the aurora borealis are stunning.
From the deck of a cruise ship in Norway, to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, to the skies over Anchorage, Alaska. The dance and shimmer across the night sky originates on the sun in a solar storm. The colors and patterns come from ions and atoms being energized as they collide with the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic force. Different altitudes result in different colors below 60 miles violet and reds between 60- and 150-miles bright green, higher than that ruby reds.
In space, the colors were on display for astronaut Josh Cassada, who had one of the best seats in the House on board the International Space Station.
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Lorna Baldwin is an Emmy and Peabody award winning producer at the PBS NewsHour. In her two decades at the NewsHour, Baldwin has crisscrossed the US reporting on issues ranging from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan to tsunami preparedness in the Pacific Northwest to the politics of poverty on the campaign trail in North Carolina. Farther afield, Baldwin reported on the problem of sea turtle nest poaching in Costa Rica, the distinctive architecture of Rotterdam, the Netherlands and world renowned landscape artist, Piet Oudolf.
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