A massive solar eruption is about to hit Earth, and the resulting northern lights could be spectacular just before New Year’s Eve for those in the right latitudes. NOAA forecasts the aurora borealis will dip clear down to Oregon, with a small chance of even the Bay Area seeing the northern lights.
“It’s certainly possible,” Terry Onsager, a physicist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told SFGATE. “It depends entirely on the strength of the storm. If it turns out to be stronger than that, it could be seen.”
On Monday, a powerful M1.9 class solar flare erupted from the sun. The solar phenomenon will hit Earth early in the morning on December 30th, and the effects could linger into New Year’s Eve….READ MORE