Here’s what causes the aurora-like glow known as STEVE

Amateur astronomer images and satellite data reveal what causes the odd atmospheric phenomenon

STEVE

SECRETS OF STEVE  Satellite data are helping uncover the atmospheric processes behind STEVE, a weird sky glow composed of a purple streak and a queue of green light beams.

Rocky Raybell

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