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Solar storm continues to put on a show in northern skies

The aurora borealis is seen from Mile 7 on Beam Road above snow-covered tundras near Nome, Alaska March 10, 2012. A solar storm that shook the Earth's magnetic field on Thursday spared satellite and power systems as it delivered a glancing blow, although it could still intensify until early Friday, U.S. space weather experts said. REUTERS/Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
The aurora borealis is seen from Mile 7 on Beam Road above snow-covered tundras near Nome, Alaska March 10, 2012. A solar storm that shook the Earth's magnetic field on Thursday spared satellite and power systems as it delivered a glancing blow, although it could still intensify until early Friday, U.S. space weather experts said. REUTERS/Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)STRINGER / Reuters
In this Friday, March 9, 2012 photo, an aurora borealis swirls in the sky over the Yukon River village of Ruby, Alaska, a checkpoint of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Marc Lester)
In this Friday, March 9, 2012 photo, an aurora borealis swirls in the sky over the Yukon River village of Ruby, Alaska, a checkpoint of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Marc Lester)Marc Lester / AP
The aurora borealis is seen from Mile 7 on Beam Road above snow-covered tundras near Nome, Alaska March 10, 2012. A solar storm that shook the Earth's magnetic field on Thursday spared satellite and power systems as it delivered a glancing blow, although it could still intensify until early Friday, U.S. space weather experts said. REUTERS/Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
The aurora borealis is seen from Mile 7 on Beam Road above snow-covered tundras near Nome, Alaska March 10, 2012. A solar storm that shook the Earth's magnetic field on Thursday spared satellite and power systems as it delivered a glancing blow, although it could still intensify until early Friday, U.S. space weather experts said. REUTERS/Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)STRINGER / Reuters

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