The sky over Antarctica turned pink. Scientists have found an explanation for this

The sky over Antarctica turned pink. Scientists have found an explanation for this

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An unusual phenomenon was observed over Antarctica. The sky here turned bright pink. A photo of the unique sky was published on his Instagram by Stuart Shaw, who works as a technician at the New Zealand Antarctic base Scott. Scientists have found an explanation for this.

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As Stuart Shaw said in an interview with The Guardian, the colors that can be seen in the photo were indeed in reality. The sky turned completely pink. And it looks like futuristic motives.

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The New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) explained why this phenomenon occurred. According to scientists, the color of the sky was influenced by the presence of aerosols in the atmosphere, which rose into the air during the eruption of the underwater volcano Tonga. It happened at the beginning of 2022.

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As explained at the institute, such stratospheric aerosols can fly around the planet for several months after the eruption. They scatter and bend light as the sun rises or sets. At this time, an unusual glow is created with shades of blue, purple, purple and pink. Employees of the institute tracked the presence of aerosols in the sky over Antarctica and noted that there is a high concentration of such substances.

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The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai volcano itself occurred on January 15, 2022 in the Pacific Ocean. It caused a tsunami, an earthquake and a huge column of ash that reached the stratosphere. A series of “atmospheric gravitational waves” was also caused, which satellites in space were able to fix.

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