Unfortunately, that March supermoon that everyone was buzzing about two days ago will still be almost full Friday night and Saturday night, making it a bit tougher to see the northern lights.
The solar flare that was released this week was reportedly powerful enough to cause disturbances for radio operators in Europe and Africa.
Astronomers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast the northern lights, or aurora borealis, to possibly be visible as far south as the Michigan/Indiana border in the early morning hours this Saturday, as well as Saturday night.
"We're advising everyone to be watching the northern horizon, especially if you've got a great dark sky", Moore said.
Since there are still some questions over exactly when the geomagnetic storm will arrive in our atmosphere, it's tough to pin down the best viewing times for the Northern Lights. That means if you live in Northern Illinois you will have a pretty good chance to check it out.Читайте также: Florida Man Challenge: What is it? Why are people googling Florida Man?
Coronal mass ejections are the largest and most destructive type of flares emitted from the sun.
'However, the clearest skies are further east in Aberdeenshire, where there are plenty of clear skies.
As CNET notes, one of the most powerful solar storms in history occurred in 1859, and which caused an aurora that could be seen around the world and caused telegraph wires to light aflame.
A geostorm on Friday may give people in the Northern United States and Canada a chance to witness the aurora borealis from where they are. With this particular geomagnetic storm expected to be "Moderate" in strength, the likelihood of any significant and potentially harmful impacts is low.
"As a result, aurora may be visible in Scotland where cloud breaks".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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