The solar wind slipped through the Earth’s magnetic “defense”, causing a magnificent display of the aurora in the sky.
A powerful geomagnetic storm, apparently from a fairly rare source, struck our planet last weekend.
According to spaceweather.com, this amazing G1 class storm hit the Earth around midnight (UT) June 25-26, “cracking the Earth’s magnetosphere,” the solar wind cracking, and spectacular. Created a “display”. Of the aurora. “
“Wow, talk about surprises!” Harlan Thomas, a photographer from Calgary, Alberta, said it was quoted on the website. “I went out before sunrise to shoot the union of the Moon and Venus where the PanSTARRS and the aurora appeared. The exhibition when the aurora was naked lasted for 5 minutes and was a 5 minute show. Beautiful. Eyes with pillars. “
This geomagnetic storm appears to have been caused by a co-rotational interaction region, a transition zone between “slow and fast solar wind”, rather than a product of coronal mass ejections.
Live Science also points out that the storm coincided with the peak of the unusual planetary alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn “arranged in the sky in order of proximity to the Sun.” This is the first alignment since 1864.
https://sputniknews.com/20220629/surprise-geomagnetic-storm-hit-earth-after-crack-emerged-in-our-planets-magnetosphere-1096807790.html A stunning geomagnetic storm struck Earth after a “crack” appeared in the magnetosphere of our planet.