Northern Lights May Ignite in Northeast and Central US Skies, Including Utah


Those in northern Utah may get a glimpse of a rare show on Friday night. According to, the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, may be seen in the northeast and central US throughout the night.

According to Astronomer Hunter Outten, the flare is ranked as an X-class, or the highest class for a solar flare, which could make the flare visible throughout a great area and affect GPS, radio frequencies and cell phone reception. 

The best viewing for the northern lights will occur Friday night. The northern lights will be seen in the Northeast first and then become visible farther west. Some views may be dull to observers due to the recent supermoon. 

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