Powerful Solar Storm Hits Earth, Aurora Seen over Hanle in Ladakh

The aurora borealis swirled across the sky, creating a spectacular sight for the normally isolated Hanle region of Ladakh.

An strong solar storm that illuminated the night skies with vivid colors has captured the attention of people all around the world with a breathtaking display of the aurora borealis and aurora australis.

Many locations throughout the world saw the phenomena, including Hanle’s Dark Sky Reserve in Ladakh, where an auroral crimson arc appeared.

These are a rare atmospheric occurrence which appears up as a reddish-purple band in the sky. The auroral arcs have a set color and stay static, in contrast to traditional auroras, which exhibit a diversity of colors in dynamic patterns. These arcs are an exceptional phenomenon that can be seen during strong geomagnetic storms.

The rare phenomena was also observed in Germany, Australia, and Russia as charged particles from the sun communed with the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field.

The intense solar storm responsible for the spectacular display was caused by a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun, which released a massive amount of energy into space. This energy, in the form of charged particles, interacted with the Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere, producing the spectacular light displays.

Five Coronal Mass Ejections (CME), the biggest eruptions on the Sun, have pushed a big mass of plasma and materials through the solar system, are expected to pass by Earth over the Weekend.

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