Solar Flares Cause Earthbound Magnetic Storm

Solar Flares Cause Earthbound Magnetic Storm

May 13 2024

ARK News… A magnetic storm on Earth, triggered by solar flares, led to the appearance of dazzling lights in parts of Latin America during the night, including a rare sighting in Mexico.

According to Reuters agency, the pinkish-purple hues lit up the night sky in Mexicali, a desert city located on the northern border of Mexico thousands of kilometers away from the northern polar regions where the northern lights are prevalent.

Media outlets in Chile, where the lights are known as the southern lights or the Australia Aurora, shared images of the sky in shades of red and purple in the city of Punta Arenas.

Local media in Argentina reported similar colors illuminating the sky in Ushuaia, in Patagonia.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated that the Earthbound magnetic storm is likely to continue early in the week.

The Earthbound magnetic storm resulting from solar flares is considered the largest storm in two decades.