Northern Lights in UK after Sun emits a 'significant' solar flare

Stargazers are treated to a spectacular display as Northern Lights light up the UK after the Sun emitted a ‘significant’ 耀斑

  • Stargazers across the UK spotted a rare glimpse of the Northern Lights last night
  • The Lights are visible when charged particles from the Sun hit our atmosphere
  • The spectacle will continue throughout the weekend after solar storms this week
  • Stargazers across the UK were able to spot the Northern Lights last night, a rare chance to observe the famous natural phenomenon.

    Homeowners in the north of England and Scotland especially were treated to spectacle, which could reappear on Sunday night.

    Avid traveller Kathel, 来自威尔士, trekked to Dustanburgh Castle, 诺森伯兰, to see the Lights.








    The Northern lights on view over Belhaven bridge in Dunbar Scotland overnight on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday

    The Northern lights on view over Belhaven bridge in Dunbar Scotland overnight on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday

    The Met Office said the weather in space was the reason Brits were able to see the Lights, after the Sun let out a large solar flare as well as plasma from its outer layer on Thursday

    The Met Office said the weather in space was the reason Brits were able to see the Lights, after the Sun let out a large solar flare as well as plasma from its outer layer on Thursday

    ‘What a night at watching meteors, the Aurora and just standing in awe under the blanket of stars above us,’ she wrote on Twitter.

    ‘Best of all I got to share it with my eldest who insisted on coming along.

    The Met Office said: ‘The Northern Lights have been spotted in a number of locations in the UK as well as in Iceland.

    It also released footage of what the spectacle looked like from space.

    Alan MacKinnon, the lighthouse keeper at Cantick Head on the south of Orkney, 苏格兰, also spotted the Lights and released footage of a time-lapse of it.

    Avid traveller Kathel, 来自威尔士, trekked to Dustanburgh castle to see the Lights (Image @Kathelcymru)

    Avid traveller Kathel, 来自威尔士, trekked to Dustanburgh castle to see the Lights (Image @Kathelcymru)

    She saw the lights alongside her eldest son. She said she stood 'in awe under the blanket of stars' above them (图片: @Kathelcymru)

    She saw the lights alongside her eldest son. She said she stood ‘in awe under the blanket of starsabove them (图片: @Kathelcymru)

    Dustanburgh Castle in Northumberland on the east coast of England was visited by the Northern Lights (图片: @Kathelcymru)

    Dustanburgh Castle in Northumberland on the east coast of England was visited by the Northern Lights (图片: @Kathelcymru)

    Scotland also saw the Lights stop by. Keen photographer Dali Mach saw this stunning view in the Outer Hebrides (图片: @DaliMach)

    Scotland also saw the Lights stop by. Keen photographer Dali Mach saw this stunning view in the Outer Hebrides (图片: @DaliMach)

    The Met Office said the weather in space was the reason Brits were able to see the Lights, after the Sun let out a large solar flare as well as plasma from its outer layer on Thursday.

    NASA said the solar flare – a powerful burst of radiation – was ‘significant’.

    The Met Office added the plasma, called a coronal mass ejection (CME), could mean Britons will be able to see the Lights well into Sunday.








    太阳耀斑是太阳上的一次巨大爆炸,当储存在“扭曲”中的能量发生时就会发生’ 磁场 (通常在太阳黑子上方) 突然被释放.

    在短短几分钟内,它们将材料加热到数百万度,并产生跨越电磁波谱的辐射爆发, 包括从无线电波到 X 射线和伽马射线.

    太阳耀斑不同于“日冕物质抛射”’ (CME), which are huge bubbles of gas threaded with magnetic field lines and ejected from the Sun over the course of several hours.

    The Sun emitted a significant solar flare peaking at 11:35am EDT on October 28. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the Sun constantly, captured this image of the event

    The Sun emitted a significant solar flare peaking at 11:35am EDT on October 28. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the Sun constantly, captured this image of the event








    Both CMEs and solar flares are types of solar storms.

    The Northern Lights are created by disturbances in Earth’s magnetosphere caused by these events, usually concentrated around the Earth’s magnetic poles.

    The Northern Lights – also known as the aurora borealis – is predominantly seen in high-latitude regions (around the Arctic and Antarctic), so any glimpse in the UK is a rare treat for stargazers.

    什么是极光以及是什么触发了令人惊叹的自然展示?

    北极光和南极光是在我们的大气层中触发的自然光奇观,也被称为“极光”.

    有两种类型的极光 – 北极光, 意思是“北方的黎明”, 和澳大利亚极光, ‘南方的黎明。’

    当来自太阳的带电粒子进入地球大气层时,显示屏亮起.

    有两种类型的极光 - 北极光 (档案照片), 意思是“北方的黎明”, 和澳大利亚极光, “南方的黎明。”当来自太阳的带电粒子进入地球大气层时,显示屏亮起

    有两种类型的极光 – 北极光 (档案照片), 意思是“北方的黎明”, 和澳大利亚极光, ‘南方的黎明。’ 当来自太阳的带电粒子进入地球大气层时,显示屏亮起

    通常颗粒, 有时被称为太阳风暴, 被地球磁场偏转.

    但是在更强的风暴中,它们会进入大气层并与气体粒子发生碰撞, 包括氢气和氦气.

    这些碰撞会发光. 尽管浅绿色和粉红色很常见,但极光显示有多种颜色.

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