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Another night with the northern lights is behind us. Reporters' Materials 24

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The northern lights appeared in the Polish sky again. At Kontakt 24 we received photos of this phenomenon.

The aurora borealis shone over Poland last night. And although it wasn't that spectacular, like the one from Friday to Saturday, in some regions of the country we could admire the sky bathed in shades of purple and purple. We received materials about this phenomenon on Kontakt 24.

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“Not as intense as yesterday, but for a phenomenon seen in Kujawy, beautiful, exotic and unusual,” wrote Reporter 24 with the nickname Włodek.

Appetites were high

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Many astronomy enthusiasts were looking for the aurora borealis due to recent solar activity. Even before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Karol Wójcicki, popularizer of astronomy, author of the blog “With your head in the stars” wrote on social media: “There is no aurora at all, and the conditions have deteriorated greatly. We must expect the arrival of further CMEs (coronal mass ejections – ed. .). They can come after midnight.

Just before 11 p.m. the first reports of the aurora appeared.

“The aurora is still present in the sky, although much weaker than yesterday,” Wójcicki wrote after 11 p.m.

Aurora borealis – what is it and how is it formed?

The aurora borealis is a light phenomenon that occurs mainly near the North and South Poles. The scientific name of the aurora borealis is aurora borealis at the North Pole and aurora australis at the South Pole.

This phenomenon occurs when energized gas particles sent by the Sun hit the Earth's upper atmosphere at high speed. The planet is protected from “attack” by its magnetic field. It redirects particles towards the north and south poles, and the particles interact with gases in our atmosphere, causing the characteristic multi-colored lights to appear.

Main photo source: Łukasz/Contact 24

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