Northern lights over OXFORD – 11th May 2024 #shorts #aurora

From Dr. Becky.

A giant solar storm caused the northern lights to be visible as far south as Oxford on the 10th May 2024 🤯😍 here’s a quick timelapse of what I saw! The aurora are due to high energy particles buried up by the Sun in the solar storm hitting molecules in our atmosphere and causing them to glow. The greens are from Oxygen and the pinks from Nitrogen. You could just about see the colours with your eyes alone but the camera picked it out even more #aurora #northernlights #geomagneticstorm #oxford #uk #astronomy #nightsky #womeninstem #timelapse