Sun Storm Behind Rare Red Aurora Seen in Japan And China

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Sun Storm Behind Rare Red Aurora Seen in Japan And China
  • December 4, 2023
  • 11:30 AM CST
  • Jeanine Bagley

A rare sun explosion was credited for a rare red aurora that appeared in the skies over Japan and China.

The Chinese and Japanese Meteorological officials blamed a solar storm that occurred on its surface a few days back.

Sun Storm Behind Rare Red Aurora Seen in Japan And China

The solar explosion sent effects toward Earth, interacting with oxygen and nitrogen in collisions along the planet’s magnetic field.

Northern lights/Aurora borealis today in Mongolia 🇲🇳
Aurora appears crimson red when solar particles react with oxygen at high altitudes of over 241 km, where the air is thinner. Red is considered the rarest colour of the Northern Lights.#ТуйлынТуяа #bloodaurora #полярноесияние pic.twitter.com/Sh6sHnPn1O

— Bileg (@eebileg) December 1, 2023

Red Aurora Seen in Japan

The red aurora appeared in the Japanese skies at 8.20 pm on 1 December in the town of Rikubetsu, Hokkaido.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said a massive explosion occurred on the surface of the sun, and the effects took a few days to reach Earth.

Red Aurora in China, Magnolia

The phenomenon extended to Heilongjiang, China, and Mongolia, where residents enjoyed the celestial display caused by a geomagnetic storm.

The rare event even graced Mongolia, where the sky turned red and green at specific intervals.

Scientists are still determining when the red auroras will appear again, as the last one occurred two decades ago.

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