Burlington (KSNT) – A photo of a strange red light in the sky taken by a man in Burlington, Kansas, could be part of a rare atmospheric event.
John Kuhlman took two photos of a reddish-pink light from the Coffey County area on November 7th. KSNT 27 News asked NASA Solar System Ambassador Brenda Culbertson to explain what that light is all about. She said it all comes down to her two possible choices. Aurora Display, Stable Auroral Red (SAR) Increase arc or strong heat radiation speed (steve).
The aurora borealis, also known as the aurora borealis, appears during strong solar storms. Recent matches for this activity The chance of seeing the aurora borealis, a rare sight in Kansas, increases. But Culbertson doubts that the aurora was what was seen in early November.
“What we saw that night wasn’t the actual aurora borealis, it was something else,” Culbertson said.
During STEVE events, you may witness purple ribbons and small green streaks of light in the sky. This phenomenon was just named by the scientist in his 2018 and is explained as follows: an aurora-like event By NASA. This leaves only one more option for red light, which Kuhlman discovered.
“SAR arcs were discovered in 1956 at the beginning of the Space Age,” Culbertson said. “Researchers didn’t know what they were, so they unwittingly gave them the misleading name ‘stable aurora red arcs’ or SAR arcs. In fact, SAR arcs are stable but auroral. But not.”
SAR arcs are considered separate from typical aurora or aurora displays.a Report from NASA indicates that this event was seen in locations around the world in the last month.
“I think this is what we saw in November because the red arc was high in the sky and separated from the horizon and other colors,” Culbertson said. “SAR arcs are not generally known or seen, so when most people see glowing colors in the north at night, especially red, they usually assume it’s due to the aurora borealis. .”
NASA describes SAR arcs as an “unusual night sky phenomenon” that can occur during periods of intense geomagnetic storms. For more information about the aurora phenomenon, visit NASA’s website. Please click here.
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