Northern Lights may be visible in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut due to geomagnetic storms

The NOAA says several eruptions from the sun Sunday are headed towards Earth.

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Friday, August 19, 2022
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If you look up to the sky the next few nights, you just might see the Northern Lights.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- If you look up to the sky the next few nights, you just might see the Northern Lights.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says several eruptions from the sun Sunday are headed towards Earth, with strong geomagnetic storms beginning Thursday.

The storms have the potential to disrupt the electric power grid, GPS, and satellite operations, CNN reported.

But if weather permits, the Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, could be visible to people in New York New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The viewing area could extend as far south from the polar region as Pennsylvania, Iowa and Oregon.

There were some reports of faint sightings, but skywatchers are hoping for better luck Friday.

Light pollution could affect viewing in cities, but the phenomenon typically peaks between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Midnight is the best time to try to watch.

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