Fast-Moving Solar Storm Triggered Beautiful Green And Purple Aurora

"The geomagnetic storm, rated 4 out of 5, was one of the fastest-moving storms in at least five years".

"Skywatchers reported beautiful green, purple and red auroras across Sunday skies in some locations in Europe, New Zealand and parts of the northern United States — at least for a little bit. The auroras, also known as the northern and southern lights, were triggered by the fastest-moving solar storm in at least five years, but dwindled as the geomagnetic activity quickly waned.

In Finland, the “aurora did one amazing dance just after the fall of darkness,” Alexander Kuznetsov, a self-described “aurora hunter,” wrote on “It started as a sharp dancing arc in the Southern horizon, and it quickly went overhead, producing some of the most vibrant red & purple auroras that I’ve seen in my entire aurora hunting career!”

Matti Helin, another aurora watcher in southwest Finland, said a “nice display” lasted just 20 minutes."

Kasha Patel reports for the Washington Post March 25, 2024.


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Source: Washington Post, 03/26/2024