Aurora Lights Mesmerize Latin America Residents

The largest terrestrial magnetic storm in two decades, triggered by solar flares, has led to the appearance of spectacular lights in parts of Latin America during the night, including a rare sighting in Mexico.

Reuters agency reported several photos taken in different regions of Latin America.

In Mexicali, a desert city located on the northern border of Mexico thousands of kilometers away from the polar regions where the Northern Lights are visible, pink and purple hues lit up the nighttime sky.

In Chile, where the lights are known as the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis, local media and social media users shared photos of the sky tinted red and purple, in Punta Arenas.

Argentinian media reported similar colors illuminating the sky in Ushuaia, in Patagonia.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated that the terrestrial magnetic storm is likely to continue into the early week.

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