Scientists looking through data from six years ago found that there was a space hurricane over our north pole that rained down electrons. Here’s a few snips from the article.
“Scientists said last week they observed a previously unknown phenomenon — a 620-mile-wide swirling mass of plasma that roiled for hours in Earth’s upper atmosphere, raining electrons instead of water.”
“It really wasn’t expected,” said Larry Lyons, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It wasn’t even theoretically known.”
“You could see flows of plasma going around, which were like the winds of the space hurricane,” he said.