‘Aurora’ lights up city sky just before rains
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‘Aurora’ lights up city sky just before rains

November 18, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: While it is common to see a rainbow in Mysuru region, a rare phenomenon of aurora could be seen in the skies just before it rained in the city last evening. The bright red colour piercing through the sky baffled the residents and many captured this rare moment in their cameras and mobile phones.

According to the Secretary of Mysore Science Foundation G.B Santhosh Kumar, an aurora is a colourful light show in the sky caused by the Sun. Auroras happen when particles from the Sun interact with gases in our atmosphere, causing beautiful displays of light in the sky.

Auroras are often seen in areas near the North Pole or South Pole. More than heat and light, Sun sends lots of other energy and small particles our way. The protective magnetic field around Earth shields us from most of the energy and particles and we don’t even notice them.

But the Sun does not send the same amount of energy all the time. There is a constant streaming solar wind and there are also solar storms.

During one kind of solar storm called a coronal mass ejection, the Sun burps out a huge bubble of electrified gas that can travel through space at high speeds.

When a solar storm comes toward us, some of the energy and small particles can travel down the magnetic field lines at the North and South Poles into Earth’s atmosphere.

The aurora rings are formed when the charged particles emitted from the solar flare of the Sun penetrate through the magnetic shield of the Earth and collide with the atoms present in the upper atmosphere. The collisions result in the little bursts of light called photons which make the aurora.

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The aurora rings or the polar lights in the northern sky are known as Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) and the ones in the southern sky are known as Aurora Australis (or Southern Lights).

11 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “‘Aurora’ lights up city sky just before rains”

  1. Ranjana Argade says:

    It is extremely surprising to know this. How lucky are the residents of Mysore. I envy them.

  2. Lakshmi Narayanan G says:

    Wow Yeah! Witnessed it & captured. Check out in my Instagram handle “inmylenses”.

  3. Sunil Kumar S says:

    This is not Aurora, This is due to scattering of light.

  4. Suzzana Akhir says:

    Masyallah.. so beautiful

  5. None of Your Business says:

    Lame news with a fake catchy heading to show irritating ads.

  6. Gofuckurself says:

    Stupid article. It’s like blind leading the blind. Posting some shit and making dumb people believe u. Aurora’s in Mysore. Lol

  7. Mihir says:

    It’s not Aurora loll. That’s only visible at the poles. It’s just diffraction of sunlight. God!!!

  8. Piya says:

    Being into tropic zone of earth, this may be a early sign of danger geographically, but in north pole or south pole, due to extreme cold it couldnt leave much heat effect.

  9. Nagaraju Kikkeri says:

    Misleading, factually incorrect

  10. Usha S says:

    Hey, it is Aurora borealis, Aurora Australis and now Aurora Mysurensis! Mysuru is the third pole of the magnet, I guess! LOL😁😁

  11. Kumar says:

    “During one kind of solar storm called a coronal mass ejection, the Sun burps out a huge bubble of electrified gas that can travel through space at high speeds.”
    Does the author even have a clue about how far is the sun from the earth and does he think that the ‘gas’ travels through space at the speed of light? and if the gas really reached the earth then we are in serious trouble~


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