Have you ever wondered what a glow from space looks like? Astronaut Alexander Gerst allows you to admire this phenomenon from the board of the International Space Station.
The dancing lights of aurora create amazing views for ordinary citizens and continue to capture the imagination of scientists studying the incoming energy and particles from the sun. Shining is one of the effects of such energy particles capable of accelerating from the star, both in a steady stream (stellar wind) and in the form of giant eruptions (ejection of coronal mass).
After traveling to Earth (lasts 2-3 days), solar particles and magnetic fields release particles already trapped near the planet, which also activates reactions in the upper atmospheric layer, where oxygen and nitrogen molecules release light photons. As a result, the northern and southern lights.