Our treat for not dying from one of the sun's biggest flare-ups in years? Pretty lights! Well, if you happened to be at a high enough latitude last night. "The largest solar storm in five years sent a huge wave of radiation into earth's atmosphere creating a brilliant show of the aurora borealis near Yellowknife [Canada]," writes the AP. The news wire is confident to report that Earth's electrical systems are safe from the solar storm, which you already knew, being able to read this online.
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