Solar Tsunami Tonight, Coronal Mass Ejection - Canada Alaska Parts of the Northern U.S.
By Gene Byrd
Aug 3, 2010
Two solar tsunami storms (coronal mass ejections) may put on a light show tonight that will be best seen in Canada, Alaska and parts of the Northern U.S.
Scientists said residents of northern regions - from Maine to Michigan and anywhere farther north around the globe - may see unusual northern lights.
When? Probably tonight. The storm will likely arrive late Tuesday night or early Wednesday. Expect rippling "curtains" of green and red light, reports Fox News.
Where? Best seen in Canada, Alaska and parts of the Northern U.S.
Will we lose satellites? Scientists say the storms are not much of a threat to satellites or power grids.
"This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here early in the day on Aug. 4th," said Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
"It's the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time."
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