Night on a Spooky PlanetExplanation: What spooky planet is this? Planet Earth of course, on the dark and stormy night of September 12 at Hverir, a geothermallyactive area along the volcanic landscape in northeastern Iceland. (Image Credit & Copyright: Stéphane Vetter (Nuits sacrées) Geomagnetic stormsproduced the auroral display in the starry night sky while ghostly towers of steam and gas venting from fumaroles danced against the eerie greenish light. Tonight, there is still a chance for geomagnetic storms triggered by recent solar activity, so high-latitude skygazers should beware. And ghostly shapes may dance in your neighborhood, too.
I hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween!