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Aurora Borealis May Be Visible in U.S. Northern Tier Tonight, NOAA Announces

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These flares, known as coronal mass ejections, are what cause the geomagnetic storms which we see as green lights in the sky from the surface.

At the moment, the NOAA Aurora Forecast can't say for sure if they will appear south of Northern Canada, but if this were to change, it would likely appear in the northernmost states east of the Rockies.

The magnetic field redirects incoming solar wind, which is made up of charged particles, towards the north and south magnetic poles.