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Solar storm triggers geomagnetic storm, sparks dazzling Auroras over Canada, UK

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We all are aware that the sun is at the peak of solar activity and has been generating solar storms that are hitting earth with increasing frequency.

These solar storms are dangerous as they have the potential to harm satellites and GPS systems. While this sounds very scary, these solar storms, when they collide with the magnetic field above Earth spark geomagnetic storms and also produce breathtaking auroras.

The same happened on late Sunday (Aug. 7) and early Monday (August 8) after solar particles entered earth's atmosphere. It created stunning green and purple auroras across northern high latitudes of our planet.

Space lovers in Canada and the United Kingdom got to enjoy these stunning auroras. An aurora is a natural colourful light that can be seen mostly in high-latitude areas after solar particles interact with earth's magnetic field.

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