A Storm On The Sun Means You Should See The Northern Lights This Weekend

Heading up north this May 24 weekend?  Good news! Thanks to a geomagnetic storm from the sun, skywatchers across the far northern U.S. and most of Canada later this week could see the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights.  The Space Weather Prediction Center on Tuesday issued a G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm watch for tomorrow, meaning an aurora borealis could be visible that day.  The watch was issued because of a series of coronal mass ejection events from the sun that are expected to arrive here on Earth today and last through Friday. These events are “large expulsions of plasma and magnetic field from the sun’s corona,” the space center said.

Photo Credit: The Space Weather Prediction Centre


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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan