Geomagnetic storm sparks bright auroras - more ahead!
A recent explosion on the surface of the sun caused a coronal mass ejection (CME) to head towards Earth, resulting in a geomagnetic storm. As a result, the charged particles caused a spectacular display of auroras that lit up the sky, much to the delight of arctic sky-watchers. These Northern Lights were even visible as far south as Poland, making for a stunning show!
Amateur astronomer Ville Puoskari captured these photos in Siilinjärvi, Finland, showcasing how the auroras were so bright that they even reflected green light from the snow despite the moonlit conditions.
However, this is not the end of the show. Behind the original CME is a second one that could cause even higher levels of geomagnetic activity in the night ahead. If you want to witness this display for yourself, make sure to find a dark place with no light pollution and views to the north. With some luck, you might even get to witness an all-sky display of auroras, just like the one last night!