Strong Aurora storm predicted May 7

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Stargazers and skywatchers will have a treat to look forward to on Sunday night, May 7, as a strong auroral storm is predicted to occur.


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An auroral storm is a natural phenomenon that occurs when charged particles from the sun collide with Earth's magnetic field.

What is an auroral storm?

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The storm is expected to be strong, meaning that the aurora borealis may be visible much farther south than usual.

What to expect from the storm

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The auroral storm is expected to peak on Sunday night, May 7, and will be visible in northern latitudes such as Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia.

When and where to see it

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However, it is possible that the aurora may be visible as far south as the northern contiguous United States, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

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To increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights during this auroral storm, head to an area with low light pollution, such as a remote location or a state park.


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Look towards the northern horizon and be patient as it may take some time for the aurora to appear. Additionally, dress warmly and bring a chair or blanket.

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