Northern Lights Pennsylvania, New Jersey: More people may see aurora borealis due to geomagnetic storms

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says several flares from the sun are heading towards Earth on Sunday.

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — More Americans can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights without having to leave the country.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says several flares from the sun are heading towards Earth on Sunday.

These eruptions could cause powerful geomagnetic storms as early as Thursday.

According to NOAA, these storms could push the Aurora Borealis, a stunning color display of energized particles at Earth’s poles also known as the Northern Lights, further south.

That means, weather permitting, people as far south of the polar region as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Iowa and Oregon can see the light show on Thursday and Friday nights.

They note that the geostorms could also cause some problems here on Earth.

They could interfere with the power grid, GPS, radio and satellite operations.

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