Solar winds from a vigorous geomagnetic storm on the solar have been hanging Earth in the course of the previous week and triggering one of many extra spectacular reveals of the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in current reminiscence. The gentle present was seen throughout the northern United States from Philadelphia to Nebraska. Unfortunately cloud cowl stored these of us in Philadelphia from having fun with the uncommon sight this time round. There have been quite a few experiences of the colourful purple and inexperienced pillars overhead in southern Wisconsin.
This video was from Finland yesterday courtesy; All About Lapland journal
We Missed a Light Show
This just lately opened giant gap within the suns environment is the place bursts of plasma (Solar Flares) have been originated from and produced the photo voltaic winds composed of charged particles which have raced towards Earth at speeds as much as 2 million miles per hour.
When these charged photo voltaic particles hit Earth’s environment they work together with the air and a spectacular gentle present of reds and greens is the end result.
Winter is a superb time to see the northern lights due to the additional nighttimes. Typically late night towards midnight is when one of the best viewing takes place. You should be away from metropolis lights and look towards the North Pole.
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