One of the biggest draws for skywatchers in the northern part of the world are the brightly colored auroras in the sky at night. The northern lights can only be seen from very northern latitudes typically. Earlier this week, predictions were that people down into the northern United States might be able to see the auroras in the sky.
Forecasters had predicted that auroras might be visible in the night sky in the northern United States on Thursday night after the sun launched a plume of charged particles towards the Earth this week. However, the northern lights never materialized for viewers in the United States. The National Weather Services Space Weather Prediction Center downgraded the expected strength of the geomagnetic storm from strong to minor.
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