There is a red glow again this evening, but it is much weaker
Late last night, an extremely rare phenomenon lit up the Bulgarian sky. Dozens of NOVA viewers submitted their photos to the “My News” section. One of them is Lubomir Rashkov. He said they noticed the sky above the horizon turning red. “At first we thought it was some kind of reflection from a forest fire,” explained Rashkov.
The reason for the red glow seen in Bulgaria and a large part of Europe is the strong geomagnetic storms in recent days. “It was really very impressive to see him. We were surprised by the red color. We did not expect to see a red sky”, said Lyubomir Rashkov.
The red lights in the sky are a phenomenon similar to the auroras, which are influenced by solar flares. According to the physicist Pencho Markishki, these particles that manage to pass the magnetosphere and descend lower to the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere cause the aurora borealis, which are usually observed, mostly in red and green colors. “These auroras are extremely rarely seen from lower latitudes,” Markishki said. There is a red glow again this evening, but it is much weaker and in most places it is not visible to the naked eye.
Intern reporter: Stefan Stefanov