Thanks to your geomagnetic storm from the sun, skywatchers across the far northern U. S. & many of Canada later this week will see the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights.

The area Weather Prediction Center on Tuesday issued a G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm watch for Thursday, meaning an aurora borealis might be visible daily.

The watch was issued because of a string of coronal mass ejection events. These events are”large expulsions of plasma and magnetic field from the sun’s corona,” the space centre said.

Even a”surprisingly strong” aurora was visible early Tuesday across portions of the northern tier of the U. S. in a previous geomagnetic storm, according to AccuWeather.

The skies scene Thursday might be visible in nations such as the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Michigan New York State and much of New England, based on the prediction centre.

Folks in cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Boston have an opportunity of seeing the aurora.

When the particles flowing from the sun get trapped up in the planet’s magnetic field the aurora forms. The particles interact with atoms of gases to cause the renowned luminous red and green colors of the aurora.