Aurora spotted beyond arctics, Iceland. What is causing this phenomenon?
What if we told you, the northern lights, or the shimmer of the aurora borealis has transgressed the boundaries of the arctics, the Iceland and now been spotted in more countries?Read on to know more
The green lights that occur oh-so-many times on your Instagram reels must not be an alien to you. Several ‘googling’ later one must have figured out these are the northern lights or the shimmer of the aurora borealis often seen in the sky of Iceland.
We’re now approaching a solar maximum, expected to occur in July 2025, which will be a time when there are a large number of sunspots and increased solar activity.
Massey said the solar events that cause auroras will become more common as we head toward the solar maximum.
Other planets in the solar system also experience auroras.
Jupiter is bathed in spectacular color at its poles, although its powerful auroras are caused by a different mechanism that those on Earth, according to research published in 2021.
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