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Scientists Baffled by Surprise Solar Storm That Left Strange Glowing Lights in the Sky

The new phenomena was previously unfathomable to anyone in the scientific community.

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Surprise Solar Storm

In the late hours of the night on August 7, an unexpected surprise solar storm collided with the magnetic field of the Earth.

The collision of the surprise solar storm with the protective barrier that surrounds our planet resulted in the appearance of a strange phenomena that resembles an aurora known as STEVE, which is an abbreviation for “Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement.”

In 2017, STEVE made its debut appearance in the sky, and since then, the unexplained phenomena has made countless further appearances.

The most recent sighting was most intense overnight on Sunday, when a solar storm plowed into the atmosphere of our planet. This solar storm, like most others, resulted in a number of auroras being seen all around the world.

The Canadian province of Alberta was the location where one of these auroras, sometimes known as the STEVE phenomenon, was observed.

The light show is quite stunning, and it can occasionally be seen sweeping across the sky like a purple streak, with what look like green finger-like streams coming off of it.

It is a striking departure from the conventional auroras that we are accustomed to seeing, and it also seems to be occurring far lower in the atmosphere than usual.

Not only does the STEVE phenomenon in the sky enchant observers, but it also leaves scientists perplexed as to why this light show emerges in the sky at the times that it does. And more specifically, what factors contribute to its seemingly random occurrence.

When it initially emerged, the phenomena was unfathomable to anyone in the scientific community. However, scientists are beginning to have a better understanding of what factors contribute to the appearance of STEVE when it appears.

The STEVE phenomena seems to manifest itself, for the most part, during surprise solar storms like the one that occurred on August 7. In addition, it usually occurs when the northern lights are beginning to lose their intensity.

According to the findings of one study on the phenomena, it may have been caused by an abrupt release of thermal and kinetic energy in the subauroral zone.

It’s also possible that the collision of charged particles higher in the atmosphere is to blame for this.

So far, scientists have not found a solution that solves the puzzle.

In the meantime, however, we can at least take pleasure in the breathtaking scenes it produces.

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