- Red sky in Russia causes chaos.
- Rare and red Aurora Borealis.
- Is it a sign of the end of the world?
Sign of the end of the world? Chaos has invaded millions of people who were surprised by a strange phenomenon in the skies of Europe.
As if it were an apocalyptic scenario, last weekend you could see how the sky in different cities in Russia was dyed red.
An unusual event that left people amazed and stunned, leading many to take out their cameras and cell phones to capture postcards of this natural spectacle.
It was a shocking red lighting that had a scientific explanation, related to the presence of a northern lights.
Sign of the end of the world?
Which was triggered by a geomagnetic storm caused by a series of solar flares that collided with the Earth’s magnetic field.
It is worth mentioning that the scarlet red color became visible from Eastern Russia and Siberia, reaching the Ural Mountains and extending to the North Caucasus.
Its beauty and the mystery that surrounded this unusual northern lights left an indelible mark in the memories of those who were lucky enough to witness it.
But, not only Russian society had the privilege of enjoying this amazing natural phenomenon, since its influence extended far beyond its borders.
Red sky appears in Europe
Even some neighboring regions, such as Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Georgia, also witnessed this celestial spectacle. Likewise, some areas of North America.
The northern lights are a natural phenomenon that occurs when charged particles from the solar wind interact with gases in Earth’s atmosphere.
These charged particles, composed mainly of electrons and protons, are released by the Sun during solar flares.
When these particles impact the Earth’s atmosphere, they create an impressive display of dancing lights in the sky.
What is this phenomenon?
What makes this event even more special is the red coloration it acquired. In general, the northern lights usually show green, blue, pink or violet colors.
However, the red hue is much rarer and is the result of charged particles interacting with oxygen atoms at lower altitudes in Earth’s atmosphere.
These specific conditions were what gave rise to the impressive and unique scarlet illumination that was observed in the sky.
It has been revealed that the origin of this unusual northern lights is found in a geomagnetic storm triggered by solar flares.
A geomagnetic storm?
The geomagnetic storm of last Sunday, November 5, occurred as a result of important ejections from the solar corona recorded last week.
This was mentioned by the Space Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA), according to ABC News.
It is worth remembering that the northern lights are something which usually appears above the Arctic Circle, however, there are cases that make them move further south.
In this case there was a burst of solar particles large enough to make the aurora visible in sectors where it is not entirely common, such as in Washington, Wyoming, Maine, in the United States.
Chaos due to supposed end of the world
The geomagnetic storms are an event to consider, as they can cause damage to satellites used for communications.
Some users in social networks already expressed their feelings after witnessing the red sky in and around Russia.
«The phenomenon has been widely discussed. Human silence in the face of nature’s signs seems necessary to me,” commented an Internet user on social networks.
«It doesn’t bode well,» «The best thing that can happen to this planet is for human beings to disappear completely,» were some comments. CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO.