The Aurora Borealis, often known as the Northern Lights, have been seen for the first time ever in India’s Ladakh area. That’s why I say, “Why go to Scandinavia when you can see the Northern Lights in India?”
The natural phenomenon, which is usually seen in high-latitude regions such as Norway, Sweden, Alaska, Finland, Iceland, etc, surprised the locals and tourists who were in the area. The sighting has caused excitement among scientists and travelers alike.
What are Northern Lights?
The arctic regions occasionally experience Aurora Borealis, often known as the Northern Lights. Charged particles from the sun collide with atoms in the atmosphere of the Earth to produce them. These collisions produce a beautiful visual show of dancing green, yellow, & pink lights in the sky because they release energy in the form of light.
Aurora in Ladakh, India:
Higher latitude nations near the Earth’s magnetic poles have a chance of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights. The unusual and remarkable event of the Northern Lights sighting in India’s Ladakh area has drawn the attention of people all around the world.
The Indian Astronomical Observatory managed to capture the aurora for the first time in India. The IAO observed this unusual phenomenon atop Mount Saraswati.
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Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO), a high-altitude research centre in Hanle has 360-degree camera set up which captured the stunning view of Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky leaving everyone surprised that how it is possible in such a low altitude in Ladakh, India.
Following a strong solar storm brought on by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), the aurora was seen on the night of 22-23rd April. A CME is a large burst of plasma from the Sun that speeds toward Earth and disrupts its magnetic field as it hits at a speed of several million km/hr.
An entrancing time-lapse of the auroras that passed through Ladakh on April 22 and 23 was posted online by the Indian Astronomical Observatory in Hanle, Ladakh. Amazing colors of green and yellow, with flecks of orange and white, were painted over the sky by the lights.
The Northern Lights have recently been spotted in regions of the world where they have never been before. Scientists suggest that a tremendous burst of energy released by the sun is what caused the most recent sighting of the Northern Lights.
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