Biggest Geomagnetic Storm in Two Decades Could Bring More Northern Lights Tonight

Biggest Geomagnetic Storm in Two Decades Could Bring More Northern Lights Tonight.

The Met Office says there is a ‘good chance’ of seeing the Northern Lights across the UK once again on Saturday Night following Friday Nights display of lights that were the result of an extreme geomagnetic storm that caused them to be more visible, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Friday hosted the highest geomagnetic recording in the UK since 2003 peeking at G5, resulting in some very vivid Aurora sightings in Penrith and Cumbria along with most of the UK along with other parts of the world.

Tonight, if you are hoping to catch another display you will need to wait until at least 10.30pm.

We could be in for some more intense Auroras as the sun continues to throw out some powerful flares with a very active sun spot currently facing earth with 2 X class flares and multiple M class flares fired our way earlier on Saturday Morning bringing the possibility of further Auroras on Monday or Tuesday.

The impact of the flares has caused some issues from radio blackouts and GPS issues and power fluctuations in parts of the work over the last 24 hours.

Elon Musk said earlier in a post on X that Starlink satellites were under a lot of pressure due to the geomagnetic storm, but were holding up so far.

Elon Musk's Starlink had, warned of a "degraded service" as the Earth is battered by the biggest geomagnetic storm in two decades.

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