Friday, May 4, 2012
Rare phenomenon: South Aurora peak solar storm that hit the ground a few days
Most residents of the northern hemisphere are familiar with the northern lights - but a picture captured from the International Space Station last week shows that the 'southern lights' can be just as spectacular.
As activity on the surface of the sun broke out last week, broke aurora at both poles of the Earth - but astronaut Andre Kuipers of the space station, had a favorable view of the majority of photographers worldwide.
Kuipers, a talented photographer, the images captured by the Space Station using a Nikon D3S on March 10.
He said the lights in the sky erupted between Australia and Antarctica.
Photographers around the world photographed by Aurora sights Land caused by the same storm - caused by a wave of solar activity that hit Earth's magnetic field, though without causing serious damage.
'Spectacular aurora are a sign that shows that our planet is connected in order electroforming magnetic Sun. These display lights are caused by energy from the sun and driven by electrically charged particles caught in Earth's magnetic field, or magnetosphere, "says NASA
'High speed electrons come in contact with the Earth's upper atmosphere, transferring their energy in the molecules of nitrogen and oxygen and making them chemically' excited '.
As the gases return to their normal state, they liberate the small bursts of energy gained in the form of light.The light color reflects the type of molecules that liberate him, molecules and oxygen atoms tend to jeshiles, the white or red, while those of nitrogen going into blue or violet color.