St. Patrick’s Day Solar Storm Sets Off Green Northern Lights – NBC News.com

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A massive solar storm is bombarding Earth now, and it could supercharge the northern lights to offer a better chance of seeing dancing green auroras just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, weather permitting.

The surprisingly strong solar storm — ranked as a G4 geomagnetic storm by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center — could trigger brilliant auroras for people in dark areas as far south as Tennessee on Tuesday night if the space storm continues. The storm began at about 10 a.m. ET today.

via St. Patrick’s Day Solar Storm Sets Off Green Northern Lights – NBC News.com.

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