Recent Solar Flare Causing Spectacular Auroral Displays

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The Northern Lights are reportedly going to be visible further south than normal thanks to the recent electrical storm activity on the sun.

The Northern Lights are reportedly going to be visible further south than normal thanks to the recent electrical storm activity on the sun.

The solar flare that was recorded on February 25th by NASA‘s Solar Dynamics Observatory was the biggest of the year so far, and one of the most powerful that has been recorded over the past few years.

Footage of the solar flare shows an explosion of plasma known as a coronal mass ejection.

NASA astronauts on the International Space Station commented on the brilliance of the colorful Southern lights, that have been made even brighter by the electrical storm.

Auroral lights are caused by geomagnetic activity of electrically charged particles from the sun reacting with the Earth’s atmosphere.

The lights can range in color from pale green and pink, to different shades of red, yellow, blue and violet.

You can check to see if the northern or southern lights will be visible where you live using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center, or the Ovation Aurora websites.

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