Death Valley in California is not where you usually expect to find an aurora. Those are usually found way more to the north.
However team Starchasers came across a rare phenomena that caused an Aurora to appear as south as Death Valley, CA while they were shooting March 16th – 18th 2013.
Apparently on March 17, 2013 a rare Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field causing a magnificent and powerful aurora.
Watch closely at 1:36 and 2:22 for the appearance of the corona. [Read more…]