The Bastille Day storm of 15-16 July 2000 was a spectacular solar storm
event that led to aurora seen as far south as Mexico. IMAGE satellite
observations from space had a ring-side seat in viewing the way our upper
atmosphere reacted to this storm. The most striking events seen were the
penetration of the ionospheric electric field by the storm's particles,
and a major overloading of the cross polar cap voltage.
(2001: Gang Lu, Arthur D Richmond, Thomas J Immel, Harald U Frey, Frederick J Rich,
Marc R Hairston, David S Evans, Mitchell Lane )