May 22, 2024

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Spectacular images of northern lights created by solar storms

Spectacular images of northern lights created by solar storms
The phenomenon was seen in the sky over Brandenburg, Germany (Photo: AP)

A massive solar storm is approaching Earth this Friday Northern lights in the most unlikely places.

The storm, which is expected to last through the weekend, will come at a time The Sun is approaching the peak of its 11-year cycle of intense activity.

The largest solar storm on record was the “Carrington Event” of 1859: it destroyed the telegraph network in the United States, provided electrical discharges and the Northern Lights were seen at unprecedented latitudes as far as Central America.

In the Argentinian province of Tierra del Fuego, the sky was also tinted red by the effect of auroras (X: @SatelitesArg).
The town of Brocken, near Schierke in northern Germany, saw a mix of green and purple (Image: AP)
The northern lights stand out in the night sky over Brandenburg, Germany (Photo: AP)
This is how the auroras appeared in the Dreisamtal Valley in the Black Forest near Freiburg, Germany (Photo: AP)
An aurora borealis is seen above Lausanne and the Jura from the Tour de Corse in Rijks, Switzerland this May 11, 2024 (Photo: REUTERS)
This is what the New Zealand sky looks like (Photo: X)
The phenomenon was observed in the United Kingdom (Photo: X)
Aurora Argentina reached Antarctica. (Photo: X)
This is how Italians saw the dawn (Photo: X)
Auroras sneak between buildings in the Prague skyline (Photo: X)
In Spain, the auroras were seen at night (Photo: X)