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CME Causes Colorful Aurora

An aurora in Whitehorse Yukon Canada that appeared in the sky in the early hours of Oct. 1, 2012 due to the effects of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that erupted from the sun three days earlier.


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Taken on September 30, 2012