Colorful auroras spread across Canada and some northern US states Friday night when the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth unexpectedly tilted south, sparking a geomagnetic storm.

First Auroras Spotted in 2005

Colorful auroras spread across Canada and some northern US states Friday night when the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth unexpectedly tilted south, sparking a geomagnetic storm.

Aurora Rainbow ✮ www.pinterest.com/WhoLoves/ ✮ #nature

Aurora Rainbow ✮ www.pinterest.com/WhoLoves/ ✮ #nature

Stunning images showing the glowing Aurora Borealis over North America have     been filmed high above the Earth from the International Space Station.

Stunning images showing the glowing Aurora Borealis over North America have been filmed high above the Earth from the International Space Station.

Aurora Borealis lights   Af firend mentioned going to see this a decade again.  Very sad the trip never came to pass.  I guess if I want to see something I'll have to do it on my own.....

Aurora Borealis lights Af firend mentioned going to see this a decade again. Very sad the trip never came to pass. I guess if I want to see something I'll have to do it on my own.....

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