Solar Storm On New Year’s Eve Could Bring Auroras


This new year’s eve 2015 is bringing a geomagnetic storm with it. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the geomagnetic storm is the result of “coronal mass ejection,” that means that a piece of heat from sun is heading into space. The geomagnetic storm is of strong category and is likely to bring with it a more visible and colorful auroras in some areas of United States.

People who are living on the higher latitudes or closer to the poles are more likely to see the northern lights from Wednesday to Thursday night. Specially the people living in Seattle and Oregon have great chances to celebrate new year’s eve with northern lights and shades of green, purple, pink might be around you in the night.The geomagnetic storm is a G3 category storm which will eventually lower down to G1.