One of the most powerful solar storms of the year will likely make the northern lights visible in Colorado as early as Thursday night.
BOULDER, Colo. — A powerful and long-lasting solar flare was observed on the sun Monday, and several waves of energy known as coronal mass ejections (CME) are forecast to hit the earth in the next few days.
Forecasters with the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder said a total of four CMEs are inbound.
The first three are somewhat small and slow-moving. The fourth CME is expected to catch and merge with the three in front of it, becoming something that solar scientists call a cannibal CME. The result could be one of the strongest solar…
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