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The solar storm ends in Mexico after days of northern lights

The solar storm that began on Friday ended this Sunday in Mexico after days in which some regions of the country observed the northern lights, reported the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

The Mexican Space Weather Service (Sciesmex) of the institute reported in a statement that The severe geomagnetic storm lasted more than 39 hours, but is now in the recovery phasecharacterized by a gradual decrease in its intensity.

“The regional geomagnetic indices of Mexico (kmex) indicate undisturbed values ​​for more than nine hours, so we can consider that the severe geomagnetic storm event has ended”stated the institution.

Geomagnetic conditions in the atmosphere of the northern hemisphere have been the most extreme on record since October 2003which led to the aurora being seen in places where it is very rare, according to the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, in English).

According to the World Meteorological Organization, The storm consists of a luminous phenomenon in the upper layers of the atmosphere with shapes such as arcs, bands or curtains, at an altitude of between 90 and 150 kilometers.due to the interaction between the solar wind and the Earth’s magnetic field.

The Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM warned that “There is a possibility that another solar storm will arrive in the Earth’s environment in the next few hours”hence “the geomagnetic storm condition could increase its intensity again and extend its duration for a few hours.”

Even so, he clarified that the active region AR3664, responsible for the solar storms that caused the geomagnetic storm of May 10, is approaching the solar limb.

“It is expected that the solar storms it may produce now will have lesser effects on Earth”he concluded.

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