A hurricane force solar storm is pummeling Earth right now. This storm, which was caused by one of the largest solar flares in recent history will also bring the Northern Lights phenomenon.
Experts believe that the unusually strong solar storm will trigger beautiful aurora in the night sky. People in the region where these Northern Lights are normally viewable (and maybe some a little further away) should make sure to look up into the sky for a chance to see the astonishing display. People in high and even mid to low latitudes may be able to see these lights.
Space Weather Center's Yihua Zheng said, "Probably in the next 10 hours or so, people at high latitudes can see auroras. This could maybe cause communication errors at the polar caps, but the magnetic activities are probably not too strong." It's great news that this hurricane-like storm will most likely only bring beautiful lights without the hassle of disrupting satellite communication too badly, which obviously caused many people to breathe a huge sigh of relief.
The reason the solar flare will not cause serious problems is because it was not aimed directly at Earth, so it will hit the planet at an angle. Will you take advantage of this strong solar storm to try to catch the Northern Lights this evening? It seems like there is a great chance you will be able to see them.
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