Solar storm lights up the Earth: Aurora glows brightly as the sun flings debris out of coronal hole

Solar storm lights up the Earth: Aurora glows brightly as the sun flings debris out of coronal hole
 

Parts of the world are expected to light up with a green glow tonight, as a strong solar storm continues to blast our atmosphere.
The storm was caused by a hole in the outermost layer of the sun, opening the magnetic field up to stretch further than usual, which resulted in a gradual increase in the solar wind.
An increase in solar activity means the chances of seeing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, tonight in places like Canada, Scandanavia, Scotland and even northern England and are greater than usual.
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29 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 33
Source: Daily Mail
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