Solar Flares Shake Earth's Magnetic Field And Boost Northern Lights, Solar …
But the flare left its mark in another way, as the northern lights, or aurora borealis, could be seen dancing Thursday through the Canadian and Alaskan skies. Aurora borealis dance over power lines on the Old Glenn Highway near Butte, Alaska.
Though the massive solar storm that hit earth late yesterday may cause satellite disruptions and power outages over the next 24 hours, the news isn't all bad: Scientists predict the cosmic activity will expand the reach of the
Viewing the northern lights in Calgary, even in the midst of a solar storm that scientists say will amplify them, can be a tricky proposition. Emma Spanswick, an instructor in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Calgary,
Aurora (Northern Lights): The Aurora Forecast from NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center depicts how far away viewers on the ground could see the Aurora." And from NOAA's Space Weather Center Facebook page: