Listen to the spooky noises of Northern Lights!
Although still unexplained, these weird clapping noises are probably caused by the geomagnetic disturbance produced by the energetic particles responsible for the wonderful color of the Auroras.
Northern Lights are caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere.
During their amazing light shows, Aurora also emit strange “clapping” noises. These Strange Sounds were recorded by a team of scientists from Aalto University in Finland (see video above). These recordings confirm folktales and reports by wilderness travelers. However the northern lights’ sounds have not been explained yet.
The sounds are probably caused by the geomagnetic disturbance produced by the energetic particles responsible for the wonderful color of the Northern Lights.
The Aurora noises are not always present and present a wide variation ranging from claps and crackles to muffled bangs and sputtering sounds.
The researchers from the Aalto University recorded the sounds at a site with high auroral activity with a back-up from the finish meteorological insitute to confirm Northern Light episodes at the time of the recording.