The Northern Lights are set to be visible across large parts of the UK overnight as a huge solar storm is going to hit Earth.

America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reportedly issued its first severe solar storm warning since 2005 yesterday as a huge geomagnetic storm races towards Earth - meaning it could be the most powerful experienced in almost two decades.

It’s set to hit overnight, and could supercharge the Northern Lights, making them visible in Scotland, northern England and Wales and even further south if conditions are right.

But the impressive Aurora Borealis could also potentially interfere with infrastructure, including the power grid and satellites when it hits.

  • @JohnSmith
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    91 month ago

    This could be useful: https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast Also, if you ever get the opportunity, go see the northern lights inside the arctic circle. Full colours across the sky is something else. It’ll be winter time for obvious reasons, and therefore typically cold as fuck, but definitely worth it.

    • ᴇᴍᴘᴇʀᴏʀ 帝OPA
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      41 month ago

      Thanks for that.

      A friend went on an excursion from northern Iceland, but I don’t think he saw anything. My brother was working somewhere near Tromso.and was blown away.