[VIDEO] Largest-ever ozone hole finally closes and it has nothing to do with COVID-19 lockdown

According to scientists, the phenomena has been driven by an unusually strong and long-lived polar vortex, the high-altitude currents that bring cold air to the Polar Regions.

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After appearing above the Arctic for almost a month, the single largest ozone hole ever detected over the North Pole has finally closed.

The hole in the ozone layer — a part of the Earth’s atmosphere that protects the planet from UV radiation — opened over the Arctic in late March when unusual wind conditions confined cold air over the North Pole for many consecutive weeks.

A German scientist had identified the depletion a month ago. “In the regions where the density of the ozone layer is at its maximum, the loss is around 90 percent,” said Markus Rex, head of the department for atmospheric physics at the German Alfred-Wegener Institute.

Nothing to do with COVID-19

Initially, several people on Twitter posted that the phenomena was due to the global Covid-19 lockdown. This plugging of the Ozone Layer, however, has nothing to do with the lockdown.

According to scientists, the phenomena has been driven by an unusually strong and long-lived polar vortex, the high-altitude currents that bring cold air to the Polar Regions. This is not related to the change in air quality.

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