NASA shares picture of Sun Emerge Post Geomagnetic Storm
New York : At a time when the world is in Halloween mode, NASA has shared stunning picture of massive flares from the sun.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the big star was struck by a geomagnetic storm.
"Brighter than a shimmering ghost, faster than the flick of a black cat's tail, the Sun cast a spell in our direction, just in time for Halloween," the US agency uploaded a video showcasing the Sun's spectacular eruptions and colour during the geomagnetic storm.
A G3 geomagnetic storm collided with the Sun, causing an aurora effect in the lower atmosphere, which is highly unusual. Northern lights, also known as auroras, are typically visible around the North Pole, and as a result, many people were taken aback by the phenomenon.
In the last week of October, NASA released the video footage of the G3 geomagnetic storm hitting the Sun, which shows a succession of tiny flares and petal-like eruptions of solar material, most likely driving the northern lights away from the poles and into lower altitude skies.
"Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however, when intense enough, they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel," NASA stated in a blog post.