Northern regions are gearing up for a spectacular light show, to be performed by the sun.
After two minor solar storms on Sunday, the sun shot hefty amounts of plasma towards Earth. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), launched in February to explore the deep layers of the sun, captured the eruption on camera. The emitted cosmic material, made up of ionized atoms, is expected to arrive late Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
Areas from Maine to Michigan and locations farther north around the globe will bare witness to these unusual northern lights. As colors stain the night sky, satellites and power grids should not be threatened, AP reports.