Saturday, July 15, 2017

PSA: You might want to look up at the sky on Sunday night


If you're free on Sunday night and you live within a certain range of northern latitudes, you might want to look out a window. 

Meteorologists are predicting an aurora borealis, or northern lights show. 

Do you live where the #Aurora may be visible Sunday night?
Don't forget to check the cloud forecast! #AuroraBorealis

— NWS (@NWS) July 14, 2017

The northern lights are the result of our sun's solar storms, which emit streams of charged particles that can reach Earth. Magnetic fields from the north and south poles pull the particles into the upper or occasionally lower atmosphere, where they collide with neutral particles.  Read more...

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