The Beauty and Danger of the Aurora Borealis

Check out this article on the Carrington Event, readers:

Featured image

When the Northern Lights were so Powerful they Started Fires in Observation Equipment

Sep 16, 2018 Reed Des Roches

Auroras, also known as northern lights, are a phenomenon that causes brilliant and colorful lights that shine in the sky. The bright green and red glows can be observed in areas closest to the earth’s poles, such as Alaska.

While the phenomenon is extremely beautiful, the underlying geomagnetic disturbances that cause the lights can be very dangerous.

The most remarkable of these events was recorded in 1859. A British astronomer named Richard Carrington was documenting sunspots when he observed two bright flashes that indicated a massive geomagnetic storm.

Read more…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s