Space.com senior writer Mike Wall reports that particles ejected by recent solar storms are due to slam into Earth over the next few days, possibly causing super-charged northern lights displays and temporary radio blackouts in some areas, experts say.
Geomagnetic storms can also trigger dramatic aurora displays, which are also known as the northern and southern lights. So skywatchers at higher latitudes may want to look up after sunset over the next few days.
You know I’ll be outside looking up!
In case you are not far enough north to be lucky enough to catch the aurora borealis, here is a different but no less amazing display of light to help start your New Year off on the right foot. : )
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Okay, and I’m throwing this one in because it is just so darn cute!
Happy New Year Everyone!