They’re back and scientists aren’t exactly sure why: Red night aurora burst over U.S. skies

October 25, 2011AURORAS IN THE USA: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth on Oct. 24th at approximately 1800 UT (2:00 pm EDT). The impact strongly compressed Earth’s magnetic field, directly exposing geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and sparked an intense geomagnetic storm. As night fell over North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous United States. Indeed, the display spread all the way down to Arkansas. “When I saw the alert, I ran outside and immediately saw red auroras,” reports Brian Emfinger from the city of Ozark. “Within a few minutes the auroras went crazy! Unbelievable!” Auroras were seen or photographed in more than half of all US states including Alabama, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Montana, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Arkansas and California. Many observers, especially in the deep south, commented on the pure red color of the lights they saw. These rare all-red auroras sometimes appear during intense geomagnetic storms. They occur some 300 to 500 km above Earth’s surface and are not yet fully understood. The storm is subsiding now. Nevertheless, high-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras as Earth’s magnetic field continues to reverberate from the CME impact. –Space Weather
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26 Responses to They’re back and scientists aren’t exactly sure why: Red night aurora burst over U.S. skies

  1. Jazz says:

    Is this why my power went out for almost an hour or two?

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  2. Guide Bobby Fleury says:

    EP I am going to re-post this on my blog. Thank You. I appreciate it. Its important to me because I heard a story about this here in Canada about 2 years ago. I got an eerie feeling when I read this. There were Northern Lights last night here in central Alberta, Canada.

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    • NickK0 says:

      Bobby –

      Didn’t the Native Americans say that the sky would turn Red, in the latter days ??

      -Nick

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      • You’re thinking of the Hopi prophecy of the Red Dawn

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      • Guide Fleury says:

        I don’t know about the Native Americans, you would have to find one and ask them because I can’t speak for them, only my self. Last time they saw the red northern lights the oil wars started back in 1991, the first war when they invaded Iraq. I remember that. Anyway, the Elders said there would be much blood shed in the world when you saw the red northern lights. Thus, the starting of the oil wars. They saw them here on the Hobbema rez. and the Sunchild rez. which is West of here. I have friends who seen them here and I talked to people in Sunchild who saw them long ago when they were last seen. I never heard the red dawn prophecy of the Hopi. Can you tell me about that?
        When I heard the red northern lights story I also heard another one. That one is about the Great Wind that will make a hurrincane seem like a whisper. Cleansing the Earth. I read the same story on the internet from an American Indian and that gave me the chills-it backed up the evidence!

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      • Sue says:

        I thought Nostradamus predicted this too…the “new great world order is the great misery” and “the great cycle”- talking about cycle 24 with the sun or cycle of how earth’s natiral disasters our on the rise relates to reaching extinction as in the past. “Blood in the sky”..red aurora’s …worse ones to come perhaps because of extreme goemaganetic storms? Read an article about radiation in milk that is so bad in Japan and they are forcing children to drink it…famine, disease already unfolding for awhile…war is ahead..but the cycle of earth or sun will be worse than anything on earth ….it all starts to unfold.

        “After a great misery for
        mankind, an ever greater approaches
        The great cycle of the centuries
        renewed, it will rain blood, milk,
        famine, war, disease

        One is humbled by the things we can not control. Pray…God be with us all. God is good..hold on to that.

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      • Jamie says:

        I apologize if I cause anyone a sense of being uncomfortable with what I am going to say but I feel that I must report what I was shown in 1988. Maybe I have already so please excuse me if you have already heard this from me.

        In 1988 I was shown a vision of mass extinction of mankind. I can never forget what I was shown. It was a very devastating and emotionally traumatic experience. Below us ( I recall standing on a “balcony” with three wise ones standing behind me ) people were screaming and begging for their lives. I was sobbing my heart out and telepathically yelled at the wise ones, “HELP THEM! Why won’t you help them!?” All communication is telepathic with these beings. We can easily read each other’s intentions so words are inadequate. They said very lovingly and with much empathy, “This is how it must be.” There was no condemnation in their communication or disregard for the suffering, and, it was at this moment that I knew that this was what was to happen in my lifetime. It was as if I always knew this but had forgotten.
        I immediately had a sense of peace wash over me and knew that this was a choice of our thoughts and actions here on Earth. What I can clearly remember is that the sky was red during this “tribulation”.
        These auroras are exactly the color of the sky in that vision.

        I don’t know how accurate that this vision is but it will live with me forever as something that I experienced as vividly real.

        Peace be with us…………

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  3. Rick says:

    The article mentions that the Red Aurora’s were seen in Illinois. I live here just 60 miles south of Chicago. I get off work at midnight and id not see any such thing. The sky was clear most part of the night since I would go out to have a smoke,now and then. Was this seen at a later time in the early morning?

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    • Priskorn says:

      Early evening. Pictures on the 11 o’clock news. Ran out to see–I am in Detroit area, and the skys were clear (well, clear as they could get here)

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    • Jamie says:

      We live in the thumb of Michigan and my son reports that he saw the red sky around 9:30 pm turn to green and then to red again. I had already gone to sleep so missed it. There will be more and more as the time closes in.

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  4. Joemozden says:

    I saw the Lights here in northern Michigan. Incredible! They were visible as the sun was setting, which I’ve never seen before.

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  5. Me says:

    Hubby and I are sorely disappointed we missed this beauty last night. 😦 Will there be any lingering effects tonight?

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  6. MB_Theory says:

    I wish I would have had a better view. All I saw was a faint red glow. The tree line was in my way. 😦

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  7. Bob Miethe says:

    Do you think this light touches down on the earth ? And if so do you think it is dangerous ?

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  8. Wise Crow says:

    Curious why are they called northern lights when they are in other areas? Is it caused by the same conditions as true Northern lights? If not are if unknown reasons cause them, shouldn’t they have a different name or is there a Scientific name for those that occur in other areas? If it was something serious or an abnormal condition calling them the same thing is confusing and makes it seen like no big deal. Curious is all.

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  9. I remember when I first found out about CERN it was only two days after that they were going to have a “trial” run it was in September. I know the electricity went off everywhere in our little town, no one new why. And as far as CERN , they said they had a mal-function, I don’t believe this. They said that when they ran this so called “God Particle” it would do one or two things, One, nothing, Second it could possibly create a black hole that would consume the world in 52 months. I calculated that to end in December 2012. The scientest know exactly what is going on and why everything is going on. The bible speaks of birthing pains and as we all know you can not stop a birth when it is in the process of coming. The bible also says that if not for the return of our saviour man will have completely destroyed himself. We are living in the very very end days and yet no one cares to see that. We have nothing to fear but fear itself, our Lord Jesus Christ will never abandon us. Your Friend In Christ Teresa

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  10. manich says:

    These lights are pretty, yes, but in the same way the flames of a forest fire could be described. The truth is, these lights foretell of a coming electro magnetic cataclyism that will send our civilization back to an early 19th century lifestyle. Prepare!!! food, water, wood heater, firewood, rain barrels, etc………

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  11. Sergei says:

    Don’t fool yourself people. This doesn’t have to do with either CERN or Nostradamus or anything of that kind. We’ll probably see more auroras further on at lower latitudes.
    Google magnetic reconnection.
    Magnetic slingshot creates aurora on Earth
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14400-magnetic-slingshot-creates-aurora-on-earth.html

    What we’re seeing is that Earth’s magnetic shield is being bombarded with more and more stuff – both from our Sun, GRB and other sources (in this case it’s probably just the CME effect). You also have to count the fact that we’re inside an interstellar gas cloud. These are the FACTS and they are not being reported widely by MSM, because TPTB can’t control the outcome of what’s happening. They can control you through fear and misinformation which they always love to.

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    • Yes Sergei, (GRB sources), (CME effect), (reports from MSM) and control from TPTB makes so much more sense than a group of scientest and their lab called CERN in Switzerland that has been here since the early seventies studying to find the “God Particle” for who knows how long. And Nostradamus his books that have been here and many, many times proved to be accurate, by all means set these two aside and listen to WHAT? Only what the media wants us to hear and believe, anything but the truth. But they can hide it for only so long. And YOU can only be lead astray for so long. Most sincere, Teresa

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