Thursday, January 9, 2014

Northern Lights may be visible over Cleveland tonight

Photo credit: Visit Finland
WASHINGTON -- Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days.
Federal space weather forecaster Joe Kunches said the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which should arrive at Earth early Thursday. It should shake up Earth's magnetic field and expand the Aurora Borealis south, possibly as far south as Colorado and central Illinois. He said best viewing would probably be Thursday evening, weather permitting.

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If we have clear skies tonight, the Aurora Borealis is an incredible sight and it's likely we're not going to get an opportunity to see this again here for a good while.

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