NASA recently confirmed that on October 28, the solar eruption was observed at the lower center of the Sun, and that this eruption would result in a large amount of radiation smashing into the Earth.
SEE GALLERY – 5 PICTURES
The flare was officially classified as an X-1 flare, with X being the most intense classification given to a flare. Officials predicted that the solar wind produced by the flare would affect the Earth on October 30, and although their timing was correct, the intensity was not. The coronal mass emission (CME) from the flame arrived with much less intensity than expected, where the majority of the flare actually lacks the Earth.
While the impact of a CME can cause geomagnetic storms that disrupt satellite, GPS communications and other signals, they can also cause northern lights to appear in the sky. Aurora is the result of the interaction of charged particles from the Sun’s solar wind that hits particles in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The interaction causes a glow that is visible in the sky. Skywatchers in certain places around the world were able to spot the beautiful phenomenon occurring in the night sky.
It should be noted that these charged particles are then directed to the Earth’s pole via the planet’s protective magnetic field, so northern lights are more commonly seen closer to the poles and at high latitudes (northern / southern lights).
Pictures of the northern lights from the latest impact can be seen below.