Winter northern lights viewing.


The northern lights, often known as the aurora borealis, were seen producing brilliant displays earlier this week in the northern hemisphere, farther south than normal.

It is amazing to see these vast stretches of flickering green, purple, and red lights in the night sky, which are produced by solar particles.

When the sun has been more active, the northern lights usually seem brighter. The sun's activity, measured by recent sightings of sunspots.

This implies that the northern lights will most likely be brighter than they have been in at least ten years .

The solar wind, a stream of charged particles emanating from the sun's corona, or outer layer, is what causes the northern lights.

Solar flares, which are bursts of solar wind, collide with Earth's magnetic field, which surrounds the planet like a shield and deflects the majority of the particles.

The auroras are caused by photons of light that are released by these molecules as they lose energy once again.

 However, some particles enter the upper atmosphere at its weakest regions, which are the poles, where they smash and excite gas molecules.