Aurora Borealis (w-555-25)

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The moderate geomagnetic storm of November 20 caused this Aurora Borealis that was visible as far south as New Mexico (USA). Aurora Borealis that is visible this far south is quite rare.

Photo taken to the north of Socorro, New Mexico, USA. Nikon FE with 28mm lens at f/2.8; 400 ISO Fuji Provia-F push-processed to 800 ISO; photo taken approximately at 23:00 local time, November 20, 2003.