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We Could See More Northern Lights In Two Weeks
Space Events

We Could See More Northern Lights In Two Weeks

If you didn't get the opportunity to view the Northern Lights recently, it looks like you might get another chance soon.In two weeks, the sunspot cluster that sent energy towards the Earth will rotate back towards us once again. According to scientists, this will probably generate more solar explosions, leading to more Northern Lights.All of this activity is thanks to the current solar cycle, which is close to reaching solar maximum.When the last Northern Lights happened, it was given a G5 rating - which is the highest rating. The lights were visible all across the Earth, and we can probably expect it to happen again soon.
Solar Storm Could Make Northern Lights Visible
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Solar Storm Could Make Northern Lights Visible

Earth is expected to get hit with a geomagnetic storm this weekend, which could make the Northern Lights visible. The lights could be visible as far south as Alabama and Northern California.The activity is so powerful that NOAA issued a storm watch on Thursday, for the first time in 19 years.“What we’re expecting over the next couple of days should be more significant than what we’ve seen certainly so far,” Mike Bettwy, operations chief at NOAAThe Northern Lights are expected to affect critical infrastructure on our planet, as well as satellites orbiting us. Other possible events could be blackouts, so keep batteries and flashlights ready.The classification for this solar storm is a G4, which is considered severe. If you get yourself some decent photos, feel free to se...