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Nov 8, 2004, 2:48:37 AM
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Beneath Colorful Skies by tfavretto Beneath Colorful Skies by tfavretto
An M7-class solar flare from Sunspot 696 hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth that sparked extremely bright aurora borealis over much of North America during the early morning hours of November 8, 2004.

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mahliadahlia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
also going to be featured in the rainbow blog!
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing job again on capturing this. I like the addition of the fence as well.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Thanks again!
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow, there's even some blue in there!!! :wow: Don't recall what element that is.... *searches* Ah, ionized N2.

Very, very nice. Love it! You don't get near 'nough credit on this site. :)
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
I'm not sure if the blue was actually there, or if it was a result of my post-processing on the image. But the red/pink was definitely visible. That was the only time I've ever been able to discern any color besides green in the aurora with the unaided eye. Usually the camera can pick up those reds and purples when I can't see them, but this time I actually saw the red. It was beautiful.
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still, it's a great image.

I've only seen the aurora once (large glowy blob to the north), but it was both red and green. Like you said, it is amazing and beautiful.
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junglesticks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional Photographer
Exquisite. A definite :+fav:
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Chisue Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I love the aurora!!! :heart:
Although I never saw her :D
Very lovely shot!
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
Thank you
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s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You're getting ever more creative with your aurora pictures! :D
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