The night skies over across the United Kingdom lit up with a multi-coloured display as a solar storm triggered an aurora borealis. The sun was the usual white and yellow of day, but when it combined with particles in our atmosphere it caused the special light show.
On Tuesday night, a solar storm sent particles towards Earth that collided with our atmosphere. This caused an aurora borealis to appear across the night sky in most places in the British Isles and Northern Ireland.
There are also reports of a transfixing green light that flickers over Scotland and Northern Ireland last week.
Aurora is a natural phenomenon caused by solar eruptions on the sun. It is often accompanied with rainbows and other strange lights in the sky.
On the night of April 19th, the skies over UK were set alight by an enormous aurora borealis. This solar storm triggered extraordinary light displays and was seen as one of the most stunning events in recent years seen across Europe.
One of the most breathtaking sights, if not the best!
The night sky offers us an endless view of what can be seen with the naked eye. The night sky includes different celestial bodies that can be seen in its vast expanse. But, one of the most breathtaking sights, if not the best, is solar aurora.
When a solar storm strikes Earth and sets off a wave of energetic particles that gets trapped in Earth’s magnetic field, it causes the brightly lit auroras. This is one of the most rare phenomenon to see and many people all around the world are fascinated by it.
The aurora may appear as beams or arcs or curtains or even ribbons that stretch across our view, depending on how strong and widespread these effects are. As a matter of fact, we might see them for as long as 12 hours at a time before they disappear once again into obscurity.
TOPICS: Science, Aurora, London