Solar flare creates planetary light show

Solar flare causes light show over Earth. / Matt Prichard

NASA officials are reporting that a X1.4 solar flare erupted from the center of the sun recently.

This flare could cause the storied, northern lights, to be even more vivid tomorrow morning when the flare hits the earth's atmosphere.

"With it hitting us at 5:00 AM tomorrow morning, it should cause a nice light display over the north pole," said Astronomer, Jim Friese.

Unfortunately for Albany residents, the light show will not be visible from our vantage point on the globe. Locations such as Northern Alabama and the California coast however, should both be in prime position for the show.

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