Northern lights over Maine tonight

7:38 PM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The northern lights are naturally occuring, but tonight they'll be seen further south than usual.

The sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday. That solar flare is hitting Earth later Thursday night. It's caused some airline flights to be diverted and it may even disrupt GPS devices. When that flare hit, it shook up Earth's magnetic field. As a result, the Aurora Borealis will be seen farther south.


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