Solar Storm to Hit Earth. Will We See the Aurora Borealis?
Scientists say a solar event will hit Earth Wednesday, March 14 which means part of the northern United States could experience the Aurora Borealis from Wednesday night through the weekend.
Space.com says the solar storm will only be rated a G1 class, which is minor. Still, the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado says the famous Northern Lights could be seen across Canada and the northernmost parts of the U.S. such as Maine and Michigan.
And while this means that the very northern parts of the New York state may see the aurora, the chances of it reaching as far south as the Hudson Valley and New York City are pretty slim.
Weather Network says that the effects of the storm will be pretty minimal. This basically means there could be some slight glitches to satellite communications and power grid controllers.