Northern lights could reach parts of US amid geomagnetic storm watches: What to know

Northern lights could reach parts of US amid geomagnetic storm watches: What to know

(NEXSTAR) — The sun has been active over the last few days, prompting solar radiation events, a strong flare event, and now, multiple coronal mass ejections (CMEs), which could bring the northern lights to part of the U.S. this week. As overwhelming as those terms may sound, these are normal activities for the sun, especially during the phase it’s in now: Solar Cycle 25. Solar cycles are 11-year periods when the sun flips its magnetic poles, sparking space weather such …