Solar watch: Earth hit by back to back geomagnetic storms

Desert Gypsy's picture 6/28/13

STRONG GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS: A geomagnetic storm is in progress on June 28-29 as Earth passes through a region of south-pointing magnetism in the solar wind. The storm has sparked Northern Lights photographed in the USA as far south as Kansas and many many other US states. Christian Begeman sends this picture from a farm outside Hartford, South Dakota:

"A clear sky allowed me to the Northern Lights dancing in southeast South Dakota around the midnight hour tonight," says Begeman. "It was quite the show."