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Geomagnetic Storm | A look at how solar storms lead to dazzling display of lights

A strong geomagnetic storm is set to hit Earth on March 31, triggering auroras that would likely be brighter and visible farther away from Earth’s poles. A look at how solar storms lead to these dazzling display of lights on Earth.

March 31, 2022 / 03:04 PM IST
A geomagnetic storm is due to hit Earth on March 31, triggering auroras – nature’s most dazzling display of light – that maybe visible farther away from the poles. (Image: News18 Creative)
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A geomagnetic storm is due to hit Earth on March 31, triggering auroras – nature’s most dazzling display of light – that maybe visible farther away from the poles. (Image: News18 Creative)
An aurora is a natural light display in Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in high-latitude regions. (Image: News18 Creative)
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An aurora is a natural light display in Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in high-latitude regions. (Image: News18 Creative)
Auroras are the result of the interaction of space weather with Earth’s magnetic fields. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Auroras are the result of the interaction of space weather with Earth’s magnetic fields. (Image: News18 Creative)
Let’s understand what happens during the collision. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Let’s understand what happens during the collision. (Image: News18 Creative)
The striking colours in auroras are dictated by the chemical composition of Earth’s atmosphere. (Image: News18 Creative)
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The striking colours in auroras are dictated by the chemical composition of Earth’s atmosphere. (Image: News18 Creative)
Northern lights and southern lights are physically the same and differ only in their location. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Northern lights and southern lights are physically the same and differ only in their location. (Image: News18 Creative)