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Catch a glimpse of Northern Lights illuminating UK skies

Skygazers in UK were in for a celestial treat as they witnessed the shimmering Northern Lights Tuesday night.


Catch a glimpse of Northern Lights illuminating UK skies

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Skygazers in UK were in for a celestial treat as they witnessed the shimmering Northern Lights Tuesday night.

Northern lights, more formally known as aurora borealis are a result of eruptions from the surface of the sun and appear as green and red curtains of light that dance across the sky.

Early on Sunday, March 15, the sun shot out a strong solar flare, that resulted in the geomagnetic storm resulting from two significant eruptions of the sun's corona.

On Tuesday morning, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center reported a storm ranked as 'G4' on a scale of one to five, with five being the worst.

Thomas Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center was quoted as saying: “Today we are experiencing a severe geomagnetic storm”.

Residents of Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, North and South Dakota have already reported seeing the Northern Lights.

(With Agency inputs)

 

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