Northern Lights Over America

In the fall of 1989, we may see an aurora borealis across the continental U.S. large autumn sky displays.



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Curtains of color thrown across the sky. This September and October may see the northern lights moving south.
PHOTO: DAVID PARKHURST
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Though auroral displays may occur at any hour, the best time to see one is the middle of the night.
ALLSTOCK INC./MICHIO HOSINO
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 Though the earth's magnetic field is unpredictable, with a little desire and a little luck, people all over the country may get a chance to see the sky's greatest display.
ALLSTOCK, INC./NANCY SIMMERMAN
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Particles on the solar wind are captured by the earth's magnetic field and carried to the polar regions, where they form an "auroral oval" around each pole.
DON OSBY
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Your chances of seeing the greatest displays of the northern lights are increased if you find yourself above 40° north latitude and away from city lights.
ALLSTOCK, INC./JOHNNY JOHNSON

















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