Death Valley time-lapse captures rare (and beautiful) southern aurora

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Desert aurora over Death Valley National Park, California on March 17th. 2013. Believed to be related to a CME (Coronal Mass Eruption) solar event that night, which likely triggered what we see. (Photo by Gavin Heffernan)

Normally, to catch a view of the aurora, you either need to be pretty far in the Northern latitudes to see the aurora borealis, or equally far South to view the aurora australis. But a film crew making a time-lapse in the famously inhospitable Death Valley managed to catch an extremely rare glimpse of an aurora many…

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via Imaging Resource News Page http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/05/17/death-valley-timelapse-captures-rare-southern-aurora

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