Aurora Lights in Ladakh

  • 13 May 2024

On 10th May 2024, Indian Institute of Astrophysics astronomers captured red aurora lights near Hanle, Ladakh.

  • Solar storms caused heightened aurora activity, visible even from lower-latitude regions like India.
  • Auroras, caused by solar winds colliding with Earth's magnetosphere, typically occur at high latitudes.
  • Solar storms resulted from Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) from an active region on the Sun, reaching Earth on May 10-11.
  • Solar physicists warn of potential disruptions to satellite operations due to the intense solar storms.