Geomagnetic storm sparks rare aurora, turns sky red in Oregon

As the solar cycle approaches its climax, Earth has seen many natural events with surprising results. Solar activity has been particularly intense, with solar storms, flares and other phenomena affecting our planet. Recently, an X2-class solar flare hit Earth, causing a G1-class geomagnetic storm that was likely to cause power grid failures, blackouts and other problems. Now it has been revealed that another solar flare hit the Earth a few days ago, resulting in unusual red aurora in various places around the world.

A recent Reports has revealed that a minor CME has been struck. Earth On February 16. This effect gave rise to the G-One class. Geomagnetic storms which hit the planet on the same day. Although geomagnetic storms have the potential to disrupt or destroy GPS, radio communications, mobile phone connectivity, satellites, and even the Internet, this storm was not powerful enough to cause any damage, although it did have some physical effects. There were also effects.

Red auroras were seen.

According to the report, it spawned arvas in Montana, Oregon, New York, among other areas. Although aurors are often seen, something was different on February 16th. Paul Carlson captured a stunning snapshot of the red aurora in the skies above Oregon. He told, “I took this photo right outside a diner, where I couldn’t see the auroras with the naked eye because of the light pollution. I was shooting a test shot, a shot of the Milky Way. Preparing for the kill, and there they were — a pleasant surprise! Carlson used a Canon 6D (Canon EF 40mm, f/2.8) to capture the rare event with a 15-second exposure.

Why do red auroras occur?

Red auroras are rarer than green auroras because they require a higher level of energy to produce. These auroras are caused by oxygen molecules and nitrogen molecules colliding at high altitudes and emitting light in the red part of the spectrum.

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