WATCH: The Solar Eruptions That Caused Today's Spectacular St. Patrick's Day Auroras

Curtains of hyper-luminous green, white, purple and red light glittered in the skies around the world today as a result of a severe geomagnetic storm caused by two massive explosions on the Sun.

These St. Patrick’s Day auroral displays started early on Tuesday, March 17th, and they are predicted to continue overnight.

The video above, from the SOHO spacecraft, shows the two coronal mass ejections from the Sun, or CMEs, responsible for the auroral fireworks. 

These massive explos

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