Garrett’s Blog: Green Glow Tonight

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Thursday evening around 6pm, several viewers sent pictures of what appeared to be the Northern Lights from Fayetteville, Arkansas.

A Geomagnetic storm is actually occuring this week and while Northern Lights are uncommon in Arkansas they can be seen; usually as a red hue. I incorrectly assumed the viewer images were related to the ongoing solar storm which you can find a link to here: Current Geomagnetic Storm

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Within minutes on social media, several pictures began to appear of a green sky over Northwest Arkansas. @FayFlyer on Twitter posted this picture from the University of Arkansas Stadium which appears to be the university testing some of their lightning.

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So there you have it. No Northern Lights, no Ghostbusters, no toxic spill: just a lot of green LED’s. The lights are reflecting off the low clouds and fog tonight and can be seen for miles.

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This is another image of Razorback Stadium shot by Brandon Hartung.

-Garrett