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Vidoes: Rare Northern Lights 'Aurora' Enlighten US, Canada, UK, Europe, Strongest in 11 Years

Sat 11 May 2024 | 03:04 PM
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The US, Canada, UK, and various countries of Europe, which not used to watch the magic of the Northern Lights or aurora, are enjoying with a rare sight for them with a powerful solar storm.

Strong solar flares the sun are hitting the Earth since Wednesday morning, causing a rare northern lights event across a wide swath of North America and Europe.

Seven coronal mass ejections began entering the Earth's outer atmosphere on Friday, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency issued a rare Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch this week for the first time in 19 years, but announced Friday evening that extreme (G5) conditions reached Earth at 6:54 p.m. Eastern time. The last extreme event occurred with the "Halloween storms" in October 2003.

Here are a collection of photos and videos for the breathtaking aurora around US, Uk, and Europe: