Auroras Expected to be Visible – Weather Permitting, Of Course

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Extreme aurora is the description given to the massive displays of Northern Lights expected over Alaska skies through dearly Friday.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute says a large solar flare occurred on the central part of the sun’s surface on Tuesday. The effects of this flare were expected to beginning hitting the earth’s atmosphere last night (Wed.) and should continue tonight giving Alaskans an amazing sky show. Scientists say the high levels of auroral activity may continue through Friday night as well.

Weather permitting; Kodiak residents should be able to see the Northern Lights in the region of the sky from low on the horizon to overhead.

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