A solar storm caused a sparkling aurora borealis to appear in space.
“Absolutely amazing aurora borealis today!!!” NASA astronaut chirp (Opens in a new tab)along with many pictures of the sunA storm was born that hit the atmosphere a land. “Grateful for the recent solar activity that led to these wonderful sights.”
The northern lights were generated after the sun threw enough charged particles toward our planet to produce a moderate storm or a category G2 storm, according to the British newspaper The Guardian. SpaceWeather.com (Opens in a new tab).
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The northern lights, or aurora borealis, occur when the sun sends a swarm of charged particles toward our planet, called a coronal mass ejection. Since the particles have an electric charge, Earth’s magnetic field attracts them.
Parts of the Sun flow along magnetic lines near our planet’s poles and generate a glow while particles of the atmosphere are affected by electrical activity. (other planets and moons She has twilight as well as through various mechanisms.)
In most cases, the solar storms we see on Earth are harmless, but sometimes they are powerful explosions space climate It can also create problems in infrastructure such as power lines, satellites, or other machinery shorting.
Haynes and his roommates on the space station and other people in space should also pay attention to radiation associated with space weather and cosmic rays, which are created from deep space. But doctors monitor astronauts’ health before, during, and after space missions.
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti too saw the twilight (Opens in a new tab) earlier this week.
On those bright nights around the full moon, you can see the features on the planet’s surface even at night. From the dome the view is “inverted” – flying above the clouds is as if looking at the sky from the ground. Stare at the clouds and the stars at the same time! pic.twitter.com/i7eXdO4RtEAugust 16, 2022
If you’ve ever taken an amazing photo of the northern lights, let us know! You can send photos and comments to Space.com by email email@example.com. Be sure to tell us your name, where you’ve been observing and what it’s like to see the aurora borealis.
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