Beautiful Northern Lights in Manitoba, Canada!

Alfredo Graca Meteor Portugal 2 minutes

In the last week of September, a phenomenal weather event (northern lights) occurred in Canada, Recorded in Churchill, Manitoba.

According to the video’s author – and fellow Twitter user – Vincent Ledvina, “Real-time video of one of the most colorful Subauroras I’ve ever seen! This was in Churchill, Manitoba last week.” You can see the beautiful images that Mother Nature provides in the following video.

But how do the so-called aurora borealis actually arise? They appear thanks to the effect of fluorescent lighting and glow, which occurs in the skies above the North Pole. The sun supplies our planet with heat, light and particles, and the Earth’s magnetic field protects us from much of the energy and incident particles released by our planetary system’s largest star.

The constant solar wind and solar storms produce a kind of coronal mass ejectionthat is, the sun releases a huge bubble of electrified gas that can travel through space at high speeds and hit our planet.

When solar storms reach Earth, some of the energy and small particles move along the magnetic field linesmainly in the area of ​​the north and south poles, and penetrates into the last layers of the earth’s atmosphere.

There, the particles interact with different atmospheric gases, causing different colored lights to appear in the sky. It is gases such as oxygen that cause the colors green and red to appear fluorescent.

Nitrogen, on the other hand, produces an intense glow with blue and violet colors. When these gases are mixed together, the colors are many and clear: pink, yellow, orange and white are other colors that can appear.

As for the variant described and observed in the video above, it is the subform also known as the magnetospheric subform or subauroraa short-term disturbance in Earth’s magnetosphere that causes energy to be released from the “tail” of the magnetosphere and injected into the high-latitude ionosphere.

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