Britain to lose Northern Lights due to solar winds of change

I never see them as it’s always cloudy down here when it happens anyway 😂

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Northern Lights illuminate sky over UK [image credit: BBC] Northern Lights illuminate sky over UK [image credit: BBC]
‘We could see these changes occurring as early as the next few decades’, say the researchers.

Britain may lose the magic of the Northern Lights by the middle of the century due to major shifts in solar activity, scientists have discovered.

Space scientists at the University of Reading conclude that plummeting solar activity will shrink the overall size of the sun’s ‘atmosphere’ by a third and weaken its protective influence on the Earth,reports Phys.org.

This could make the Earth more vulnerable to technology-destroying solar blasts and cancer-causing cosmic radiation, as well as making the aurora less common away from the north and south polar regions for 50 years or more.

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