Brian's "Picture of the Week"

IMAGE: Red Aurora

Exceptionally active Aurora from an active solar storm. Numerous displays of bright Red, with hints of Blue, during a continuous display of dynamic Green. Photo airborne at 36,000 feet enroute London to New York. 7 to 8 November 2004. [400x300]

SpaceWeather archives then said: "AURORA ALERT: Solar activity has intensified. Sunspot 696 unleashed an M7-class solar flare on Nov. 6th (0030 UT) and an X1-flare on Nov. 7th (1605 UT). The Nov. 6th explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth and the Nov. 7th explosion probably did, too."

Photo: (c) 2004 Brian Whittaker (.com)