New Hampshire may see attractive northern lights show Sunday night

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 15, 2017

An enormous solar flare (explosion) lasting for more than two hours ejected from the area. But before you start groaning, this one just might be awesome and it may occur with clear skies.

That puts northern New England in the crosshairs for a potentially colorful display on Sunday and Monday night. If the flares are really powerful, the southern extent of the aurora can make it into New England and this could be the case Sunday night. It means conditions are favorable for the occurrence, but it's not a sure bet.

A CME is a burst of magnetized plasma that interacts with the earth's magnetic field to produce geomagnetic storms and an enhanced aurora around the north and south poles.

The Kp levels in the paragraph above are used to determine where the aurora might be seen.

Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued, Northeast Could Be In For Northern Lights Show
Off to the Pacific Northwest this weekend? You could see the Northern Lights

If the aurora maps show the green area running through our area, you should look for the northern lights. The sky lit up across the country and even south into the United States.

The lights are usually visible in the far northern and southern parts of the world, according to USA Today. My personal favorite sources are from the University of Alaska's Geophysical well as soft serve news. Twitter is another good resource. Having a view to the northern horizon will provide the best opportunity to witness the phenomenon.

KGW chief meteorologist Matt Zaffino said while chances are slim, there is the possibility some in northeast OR may get a glimpse of the Northern Lights. And remember, it needs to be dark.

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