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FIRE IN THE SKY
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On the night and morning of May 14/15, 2005 an extreme geomagnetic storm sparked displays of the aurora borealis across much of the United States.  Maybe only once or twice a year does the aurora become strong enough to appear over the desert Southwest but, when it does, it can produce a remarkable sightas in this scene from Southern California's  Anza-Borrego Desert.