For the first time ever, the aurora borealis was captured on camera by the Indian Astronomical Observatory.
The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, were visible from Ladakh in India, located at 34-36°N. Such a phenomenon is extremely rare at such low latitudes.
The 360-degree camera atop the Indian Astronomical Observatory in Ladakh Hanle, above Mount Saraswati, captured the exceptional sight on the night of April 22.
This was due to a coronal mass ejection (CME) that occurred on Friday, April, 21st, which triggered a G-4 class geomagnetic storm on Earth.
Sightings of the aurora were also visible across parts of Europe and China as a result of the powerful storm. You can find more about how auroras form in our video below.
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