The blood-red aurora borealis transforms into "Steve" before the eyes of the stargazer

The blood-red aurora borealis transforms into “Steve” before the eyes of the stargazer

On March 17, 2015, an arc of blood red light cut across the sky hundreds of miles above New Zealand. Over the next half hour, an amateur sky watcher observed that arc transform before his eyes into one of Earth’s most perplexing atmospheric mysteries – the strange strip of light known as STEVE – newly released images reveal.

STEVE, short for “Strong Thermal Velocity Enhancement,” is a strange atmospheric condition first described in 2018, after aurora aficionados saw a narrow stream of purple-gauze arc of light across the sky over northern Canada. Scientists who studied this phenomenon quickly confirmed that Steve was not twilight The multicolored glow that appears at high latitudes when solar particles collide with high atoms Earth atmosphere. Instead, STEVE was a separate and unique phenomenon.”completely unknown“You know.

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