Anticipated Surge in Southern Lights Events as Sun Reaches Solar Maximum in the Next Two Years
What are the Southern Lights?
Also known as Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights display brilliant, dancing lights in the night sky in the southern hemisphere. Aurora Australis takes place when the solar wind from the sun interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field. Electrons and protons travel down the magnetic field lines and create a stunning visual display in the night sky.
What is the Solar Maximum?
The Solar Maximum is a period of intense magnetic activity on the sun’s surface that takes place about every 11 years. During this period, the sun experiences an increase in sunspots, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections, which can result in geomagnetic storms on Earth.
How will the Solar Maximum impact the Southern Lights?
As we approach the next Solar Maximum, scientists anticipate an increase in aurora activity around the world. This is because solar activity during the Solar Maximum can create more charged particles that fly towards Earth, resulting in more frequent and more vivid aurora displays.
Where can I see the Southern Lights?
The Southern Lights can be seen from various locations in the southern hemisphere, including Antarctica, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and Australia. As the Solar Maximum approaches, there may be an increase in the frequency and intensity of aurora displays, making it easier for aurora hunters to spot the stunning display in the night sky.
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The Southern Lights, also known as Aurora Australis, are a stunning natural phenomenon that occur when solar winds interact with the Earth’s magnetic field. The Solar Maximum, a period of intense magnetic activity on the sun’s surface, is approaching, and scientists anticipate an increase in aurora activity around the world, making it easier for aurora hunters to spot the stunning display in the night sky. Tourists traveling to the southern hemisphere during this time period are in for a visual treat. #TECH