Expect loads of northern lights

Expect loads of northern lights

Nordics and patriotic Finns can probably head to the capital, and indeed to the south, without feeling homesick.

However, if “home” is associated with the colorful light that sometimes dominates the skies of the northern half of the country.

You might get another chance


We are in a period of intense solar activity. It is stronger than expectations indicate, as the head of space research at the Norwegian Space Center, Pål Brykke, explains to Dagbladet.

– There will be more

On Saturday evening, and into the overnight hours of Sunday, November 26, Norwegians across large parts of eastern Norway could boast a spectacle usually limited to areas north of the Arctic Circle – specifically the northern lights.

Northern Light Expert: Pål Brekke is the subject manager at the Norwegian Space Centre, and conducts, among other things, space research.  Photo: Solarmax.no

Northern Light Expert: Pål Brekke is the subject manager at the Norwegian Space Centre, and conducts, among other things, space research. Photo: Solarmax.no
Show more

The Sun goes through an eleven-year cycle, reaching its maximum every 11 years. We are headed toward a new solar maximum expected to occur in 2025, Brickey says.

He explains that the activity is higher than forecasts showed, and at the present time the sun does not appear to be rising.

“There will be more,” he says excitedly, adding:

Tonight there are good chances of seeing the northern lights in eastern Norway and southern Norway.

Show more

We expect activity to increase after the fall semester and reach a maximum within two years. This means three to four years of northern lights activity – also in the south.

to Italy

Brickey explains that this phenomenon occurs in the Earth’s magnetic field. The KP index, which ranges from zero to nine, speaks of disturbances in this area.

At these five levels, activity is also possible in the sky in southern Norway.

– When too many particles are ejected from the Sun, such as during solar storms, the magnetic field shakes the Earth. He explains that the stronger the magnetic field vibrates, the stronger the northern lights become, and also move towards the south.

Many colours: Northern lights over Budur in Luton.  Photo: Christopher Solberg/Dagbladet

Many colours: Northern lights over Budur in Luton. Photo: Christopher Solberg/Dagbladet
Show more

If the scale were five, it would be possible to see the northern lights as far south as in parts of Italy, Brickey says.

Physics class

This process occurs when particles from the sun collide with atoms and molecules in our atmosphere. This creates a release of energy, which ultimately provides our visual perception of advanced physics.

– Atoms emit flashes of light, and when millions of these light flashes are generated, the atmosphere glows green, red, and violet. Northern lights.

He explains the process and compares it to the light in a living room or the advertising sign at a tram stop:

– When the current is turned on, electrons move from one end of the tube to the other, colliding with the gas atoms inside the tube and causing light to be emitted.

See also  The National Museum: - Strong criticism:
Dalila Awolowo

Dalila Awolowo

"Explorer. Unapologetic entrepreneur. Alcohol fanatic. Certified writer. Wannabe tv evangelist. Twitter fanatic. Student. Web scholar. Travel buff."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *