The August 3rd M-6 class solar flare (video) resulted in Auroras seen as far south in Northern Europe as Germany and Denmark. A BBC News Science article, "Why have the Northern Lights moved south?" explains Northern Lights phenomenon. "The huge ejection of charged particles from the Sun on 3 August disconnected more of the Earth’s magnetic field lines and when these snapped back to Earth the resulting auroras were visible much further south than usual." The picture (at left) taken Aug. 6th in Whitehaven, Cumbria in northern England. The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska provides amazing information on Auroras with an FAQ. Links to Aurora photography websites are provided here. You can see pretty lights without dropping acid!