Nazarene Space

On Thursday morning, you may be talking about what you watched on Wednesday night. But we're not talking about a TV show. Many parts of the U.S. could be treated to a rare but spectacular celestial event: The northern lights, the aurora borealis, may be on display. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters estimate that there is a 45% chance of such "geomagnetic activity," according to SpaceWeather.com.

Why now? On Monday, the sun let loose its biggest solar flare in four years. NASA explains that a solar flare "occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across virtually the entire electromagnetic spectrum." NASA says that the "amount of energy released is the equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time." Click link below



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