Incredible photos of the northern lights in Michigan, Oct. 24, 2011
In the wee hours of Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, a geomagnetic storm started slamming earth's atmosphere with waves of charged particles. From the ground, it almost looked like immense fireworks were going off in the sky. The aurora borealis was so intense that residents of the Deep South even got a peek. Here's are photos of what the storm looked like at its peak, courtesy of Lake Superior Photo. (Check out LakeSuperiorPhoto on Facebook for more.)
Fierce waves of sky fire were visible as far south as Arkansas and Arizona. The red color of the borealis means it is particularly intense.