However, the SWPC states that this weekend the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, may be seen "as low as NY to Wisconsin to Washington state".
Skies in Glasgow and Edinburgh are forecast to be cloudy on Saturday night, but there could be breaks long enough to reveal the lights.
What are my chances of actually seeing the Northern Lights?
The Aurora in both poles is caused by particles from the sun that are constantly flowing toward our planet, but a CME delivers an extra large helping that can really amp up the display, CNET reported.
NOAA issued a geomagnetic storm watch for Saturday as a result of a solar flare that struck on Wednesday.Читайте также: US Sanctions Chinese Firms Over Alleged North Korea Trade
If you want to make the most out of the event, it is suggested you travel as far away from the city as you can to limit light pollution's effect on your view. "Further north, you're pretty likely to see something", said Diamond.
The NOAA predicts the phenomenon, also known as the aurora borealis, could illuminate the skies above Washington state, NY and Wisconsin over the weekend.
"There's a couple of showers on the west coast of Scotland on Saturday evening, and with those showers there will be a bit of cloud".
In the UK, The Met Office's Space account tweeted: "CME forecast to arrive late 23rd March following C5 flare from sunspot AR2736". Active-minor geomagnetic storm periods possible with low risk of moderate storms. Visibility can partly come down to chance-it's easier to see the aurora during a new moon, as the shine of a full moon can render the aurora invisible. "This will pair with completely clear skies", wrote meteorologist Joe Charlevoix on Twitter.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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