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The sky over Antarctica was bathed in pink hues due to the “afterglow” effect that occurred after the eruption of the Tonga volcano.
Antarctica reported the phenomenon to the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmosphere. This is reported by The Guardian.
According to researchers, aerosols released into the stratosphere in January, when the volcano erupted, are “responsible” for the color of the skies in Antarctica.
“Stratospheric aerosols can circulate around the globe for months after a volcano erupts, scattering and bending light as the sun dips or rises below the horizon, creating a glow in skies with hues pink, blue, magenta and violet,” the scientists explained.
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