Solar storm expected to hit Earth, could make northern lights visible in New York

Solar storm expected to hit Earth, could make northern lights visible in New York


Get ready Earthlings, the sun is expected to wreak some havoc on our planet Monday – with an enormous solar flare that could disrupt power grids, affect spacecraft and make the northern lights visible in New York.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a G2, or moderate, geomagnetic storm watch “due to the anticipated arrival of a CME (coronal mass ejection).”

Among the possible effects of the sudden flash of increased brightness from our star 93 million miles away are power grid fluctuations, voltage alarms at higher latitudes, spacecraft orientation irregularities and increased drag on low-Earth orbiters, the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center said.

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But the most spectacular outcome of the massive CME could be the aurora borealis – or polar

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