A retired journalist in Finland contacted our company and sent some pictures of the Aurora Borealis taken around the same time the phenomenon was seen in Washington State and northern Idaho earlier this week.
In case you missed it, there was quite a show in the sky a few nights ago. Thanks to an incoming solar storm, the northern lights were visible in many parts of Idaho. One photographer captured some amazing pics over Craters of the Moon.
ABC News is reporting that a powerful solar storm will be hitting Earth tonight. It's rated as a strong G3 solar storm which may not be great news for satellites, but shouldn't cause serious harm to the electrical grid. The good news part of this is it may mean a spectacular sky view tonight.
The spectacular lights of the aurora borealis are rarely seen outside the Arctic Circle, but fierce solar activity might soon send them southward. The continental US, Japan, and even Mediterranean Europe may all get a taste of the northern lights.