There are conflicting reports about how big the latest solar storm will be, but the northern lights should be visible farther south than normal, tonight and tomorrow night. According to, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says this will be a G-1 level, minor geomagnetic storm, but does state Michigan and Maine (specifically) should be able to see the lights.

There have been other reports saying the storm will be much stronger, leading to the lights going much farther south and possibly disrupting power grids. While most media outlets have backed off that story - not the British tabloids. The Mirror, out of Great Britain, has a headline which reads:

"Massive solar storm slamming into Earth TODAY could cause power outages and stunning views of the Northern Lights"

And then they actually go on to report that it will be a small G-1 storm. And they suggest the best views of the northern lights tonight, will be on the Shetland Islands, which are about 100 miles northeast of Scotland and 200 miles west of Norway.

So, if you leave now....

Here's the story from the Mirror. See you in the Shetland's.


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