Northern lights come south for unusual viewing of aurora borealisA solar storm brings the northern lights further south. Learn more here. By The Associated Press
An intense solar storm has the northern lights gracing the skies farther south than usual.
From Washington state to Wisconsin, auroras were reported as mostly a reddish glow instead of the typical green shimmer. In the U.S., skygazers also took in the sights from Colorado, California, New Mexico and even Arizona.
A blast of superhot material from the sun late last week hurled scorching gases known as plasma toward Earth at nearly 2 million mph, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.
Earth felt the brunt…
Earth’s ozone layer on course to be healed within decades, UN report finds
The Earth’s ozone is on track to be recovered by 2040. Learn more here.By Oliver Milman of the Guardian
The hole in the Earth’s ozone layer, once the most feared environmental peril facing humanity, is set to be completely healed over most of the world within two decades following decisive action by governments to phase out ozone-depleting substances, a new UN assessment has found.
The loss of the ozone layer, which risked exposing people to harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, is on track to be completely recovered by 2040 across the world, aside from the polar regions, according to the report. The poles will take a little…