(PHOTO) Nights when the sky turned purple all over the world! A photographer captured the Aurora Borealis at Old Orhei

A few nights in a row, people worldwide admire the Northern Lights. The sky turns purple due to a solar storm that will continue for the next few days.

The phenomenon is due to high-intensity solar ejections, according to news.co.uk. Particles from the Sun trigger geomagnetic storms when they get close to our planet.

According to experts, the geomagnetic storm was at level 5 on Friday and Saturday morning, the maximum indicator for such phenomena. In the meantime, Internet users worldwide have been posting pictures of the aurora borealis, some surprised, others – scared.

Moldovans were also surprised by the phenomenon. Residents of several regions of the country shared their impressions and images of the phenomenon on social media.

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Photographer Serjio Lobourenko captured the Northern Lights in Old Orhei. Locals, later picked up the images, stating it was the strongest magnetic storm in 150 years.

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