These are just stunning.
A powerful solar storm set off this amazing display of lights in the night sky across different parts of the world such as the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand according to a report by CNN.
This majestic light display is known as aurora borealis in the Northern Hemisphere, and aurora australis in the Southern Hemisphere. According to the CNN report, the lights were a result of “large geomagnetic blasts from the sun” that happened last Tuesday.
In this case, the aurora borealis and aurora australis were caused by a particularly strong solar storm that sent “charged particles towards the Earth”, the report said. The stronger the storm, the farther south the lights can be seen.
The solar storm that recently hit the Earth was particularly strong, reportedly registering a G4 on a scale of 1 to 5, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While this solar storm can cause disruption in GPS technology as well as in power grids, there have been no news of any interruptions, according to the report.
The storm is reportedly expected to last anytime between 24 to 36 hours. By this time, the storm would have weakened and won’t be as evident in the southern part of the world.
Here are some of the stunning photos of the aurora lights worldwide:
Photo Credit: CNN.com
What do you think of this? Would you love to see something like this in real life??