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Solar Storms (2012)

Chance to see 'Northern Lights' forecast Wednesday night

Chance to see 'Northern Lights' forecast Wednesday night

The "Northern Lights" put on a colorful show early Tuesday that was visible as far south as Virginia and Texas, and the aurora borealis could be visible again Wednesday, according to space weather forecasters.

A burst of energy from the sun created a geomagnetic storm rated G4, or "severe", Monday night into Tuesday morning. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the potent blast of magnetic plasma shot out of the sun on Sunday, travelling faster than usual, hitting Earth with the biggest solar storm since at least March, and possibly since September 2005.

Skywatchers from across Canada and the northern United States -- as well...