This is caused by a coronal mass ejection, a huge explosion of material from the sun that could become an event known as a geomagnetic storm, which interferes with the earth’s magnetic field.
The hurricane has been classified as a G2 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a US scientific and regulatory agency, meaning it is of moderate strength.
Tom Chris, astronomer and author. Northern Lights: The Ultimate Guide to Overseas.He said the storm was not likely to cause any disruption in the UK due to high-speed weather forecasting and electrical engineering.
“We wouldn’t expect anything like a power outage or a transformer explosion or a storm of this magnitude, but for solar super storms it’s possible that it happened about 150 to 150 years ago and caused a massive disruption. Fortunately, this has not happened yet, “he said.
The Aurora is expected to be less visible than New York, Wisconsin and Washington State, and, according to the U.S. Space Weather Forecast Center, the event will result in power grid fluctuations as well as “familiarity” for the spacecraft. Can also be an anomaly.
Despite the possibility of clouds, Mr Chris urged people to look for lights.
He said: “Unfortunately I think cloud cover is going to be a bit of a problem for Scotland tonight but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go if you have very clear patches.
“It probably has enhanced better energy pockets so it can increase efficiency every time, and that means it’s quite possible that the Aurors could actually reach somewhere in the north of England and maybe somewhere in the south, like Belfast or Omaha.” Not too far south, but they can be seen from the top of the sea in front of anyone looking north in the north of England.