Solar storm warning: Direct Earth hit imminent as locations pinpointed – radio chaos fears | Science | News

Solar storm warning: Direct Earth hit imminent as locations pinpointed – radio chaos fears | Science | News

Solar storms battering the Earth’s upper atmosphere are causing the aurora to brighten (Image: Getty Images)

Space weather expert Dr Tamitha Skov tweeted: “Right on Cue: Aurora brightens as the first of the expected solar storms turns on the intensity.

“Substorms are active now and show should be visible where clear and dark skies prevail.

“Norway, Sweden, UK, Northern Europe — get ready.”

She added: “Likely auroral radio propagation possible too.”

The aurora are natural light shows generated when particles from the solar wind excite atoms in Earth’s upper atmosphere, making them glow.

When seen in the northern hemisphere, they are known as the aurora borealis, whereas their antipodean counterpart is called the aurora australis

The aurora form curtains of light that follow…

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News Source: www.express.co.uk


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