On the Ground, raging geomagnetic storm


The flow of solar wind reached the Earth’s magnetic field on September 2, with the result that he played the geomagnetic storm class G2. Bright auroras were recorded from both the ends of the Earth, including this bright display over Antarctica.

The Varun Dongre captured radiance in the Indian research base Maitri, located in Antarctica. “We watched the sky today and witnessed beautiful dancing lights. It was very bright and very quickly, the sky turned green and appeared purple. Just wonderful!” says Dongre.


Coronal holes are places in the solar atmosphere where the magnetic field opens and allows flow of the solar wind. This hole is so wide that the solar wind arising from it, may affect the Earth for several days.

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