Cooperative Institute for Meteorological; Satellite Studies (CIMSS); Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC); University of Wisconsin-Madison
August 05, 2016

Chances are you've never seen the Northern Lights without their ethereal colored glow. UW-Madison's Suomi NPP satellite recently captured some images of the natural phenomenon that would easily be mistaken for a wispy set of clouds.

A few lucky locations around the world were treated to a relatively weak (compared to what you'd see during the winter months), but thrilling solar show, including Antarctica and New Hampshire. 

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological; Satellite Studies (CIMSS); Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC); University of Wisconsin-Madison

​Here's a peek at what it looked like from the ground:

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