Latest topics
» MK-Ultra Project, Monarch and Julian Assange
Yesterday at 10:58 pm by PurpleSkyz

» WikiLeaks is Poison, Redux
Yesterday at 10:39 pm by PurpleSkyz

» POOFness for OCT 23: IMAGINE ( the day Jerzy gets what is coming to him for all the money he has scammed)
Yesterday at 10:22 pm by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ Asteroid impact damage from the Planet X system and MORE
Yesterday at 9:32 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ Two Glowing UFO Over Mountains Newman, Georgia plus MORE
Yesterday at 9:28 pm by PurpleSkyz

» BOOM: HILLARY CLINTON "Served Notice" by House Conservatives, also to Paul Ryan
Yesterday at 9:21 pm by aestheticmedic

Yesterday at 9:15 pm by aestheticmedic

» WIKILEAKS: Julian Assange Safe and Still in Full Command of WikiLeaks According to Latest Tweet
Yesterday at 8:42 pm by aestheticmedic

» Wikileaks Director & Assange Mentor Gavin McFadyen Dies, Cause Unknown
Yesterday at 7:39 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The Sun Enters Scorpio And The Dark Moon Awaits
Yesterday at 6:08 pm by PurpleSkyz

» What is Your Witch Name?
Yesterday at 6:00 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Fireballs recorded during the peak of the 2016 Orionids
Yesterday at 5:58 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Churches Built On Top Of Inca Temples In Cusco Peru
Yesterday at 5:56 pm by PurpleSkyz

Yesterday at 5:55 pm by PurpleSkyz

» RV/GCR Weekend Chatter
Yesterday at 4:49 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Landa Global - October 2016 Calls & SCAM information
Yesterday at 3:34 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Jeff Rense & Clark McClelland - Inside The Secret Space Program
Yesterday at 2:57 pm by PurpleSkyz

» TNTBS ~ Vote for Rep Dave Schmidt Dinar Pumper Extraordinaire
Yesterday at 2:51 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Oh, By The Way— Neil Keenan Isn’t Dead
Yesterday at 2:46 pm by MartyM

» RT Reports Obama, Bush, and Cheney arrest warrents
Yesterday at 2:00 pm by MartyM

» Anonymous RedCult - Operation Net Off, #OpNetOff.
Yesterday at 1:44 pm by aestheticmedic

» Spooky Quantum Camera Can Snap Photos Of ‘Ghosts’
Yesterday at 12:33 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Rise Together ~ Initiation Orders of We the People
Yesterday at 12:29 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Arcturian Group Message 10/23/16
Yesterday at 11:12 am by PurpleSkyz

» False Flag Attacks, élite criminality and politically expedient government-sponsored terrorism
Yesterday at 10:59 am by PurpleSkyz

» ‘Alien Attack’ Leaves 500 Dead In Texas As UFO ‘Fleet” Nears Earth
Yesterday at 10:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» Julian ASSANGE WIKILEAKS e mail we've put CLINTON in jail !
Yesterday at 10:53 am by aestheticmedic

» China Officially Confirms The Existence Of Aliens And UFOs
Yesterday at 10:38 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Realm of Manifestation, Mosaic Amplification, New Earth Matrix
Yesterday at 10:34 am by PurpleSkyz

» Cancer Patient Given 18 Months to Live is Cured by Cannabis Oil
Yesterday at 10:32 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Ongoing Philippine Revolution is Catching Fire
Yesterday at 10:25 am by PurpleSkyz

» Trick or Treat: 13 True Ghost Stories to Get You in the Mood for Halloween
Yesterday at 9:59 am by PurpleSkyz

» Who’s Trying to Murder the Internet?
Yesterday at 9:51 am by PurpleSkyz

You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » SOLAR & PLANETARY ALERTS & INFO » ATMOSPHERIC CHANGES » Red arcs over Europe: Astronomers capture bizarre phenomenon caused by magnetic storms for first time

Red arcs over Europe: Astronomers capture bizarre phenomenon caused by magnetic storms for first time

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


Red arcs over Europe: Astronomers capture bizarre phenomenon caused by magnetic storms for first time

  • Invisible to the naked eye, the arcs have been captured high in the ionosphere for the first time
  • Researchers had previously thought the phenomenon was obscured by light pollution

Mark Prigg


12:25 EST, 3 April 2013



12:26 EST, 3 April 2013

  • Comments (6)

  • Share

Glowing red arcs invisible to the naked eye have been spotted high above Europe.
The mysterious phenomenon has never been captured before, and are remnants of the magnetic storms that batter the Earth.
An Italian telescope was able to capture them for the first time high up in the ionosphere, which stretches from about
50 to 370 miles (85 to 600 kilometers) above the Earth.

An 'all sky image' showing a glowing red arc
invisible to the naked eye, and a low elevation shot showing the same
phenomenon.The arcs have now been detected high above most of Europe.
The images were taken from Cima Ekar in Asiago, Italy on 26th September
2011, and is the first time the event has been seen


When streams of high-energy, charged
particles come rushing from the sun to batter Earth, they cause what are
called geomagnetic storms.

These events are disruptions in the
magnetosphere, the part of Earth's atmosphere dominated by the planet's
magnetic field, and cause giant,
bright auroras in Earth's polar regions.

An international team of scientists watched the sky with the observatory during a geomagnetic storm that struck Earth in 2011.


  • Have
    scientists found dark matter? £1.3 billion space station experiment
    finds 'first hint' of mysterious universe building blocks
  • Starburst! Incredible rainbow image that shows what REALLY happens when a giant star dies

Using a new All-Sky Imaging Air-Glow Observatory
(ASIAGO), located in northern Italy, researchers set up cameras with highly
sensitive sensors and a fish-eye lens in a bid to to observe the elusive arcs.
The arcs give off a very specific wavelength of red light, but are too faint to see with the naked eye.
After comparing their observations with
satellite- and ground-based observations, the researchers found that red
arcs could reach all the way down to Europe, stretching from Ireland in
the west to Belarus in the east.
Red arcs happen when oxygen atoms in the
ionosphere emit light, after being excited by electrons heated at
greater heights in Earth's magnetosphere

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora
Borealis at moonset near Inari, Lapland, Finland. Researchers have now
captured another effect of magnetic storms, a red arc

The fact that scientists can now see
these arcs over Europe means that, in combination with similar data from
the Americas and the Pacific Ocean, researchers can now see how long
the arcs stretch across vast distances over the planet 'and thus how
long it takes the magnetosphere to be drained of its storm-time energy,'
researcher Michael Mendillo, a space physicist at Boston University,
told OurAmazingPlanet.
The arcs appear at lower latitudes, unlike auroras, which typically occur over higher latitudes.

Read more:

Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Thanks to:

  I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum