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Spectacular Northern Lights Saturday - Sorry Southerners

Started 1363397036.227 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1371035401.75 by Chalmers Philpott

March 15, 2013; 8:25 PM

An Earth-Directed coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred during the early morning hours Friday.

The resulting solar flare was pointed directly at the United States for a duration of nearly two hours, according to Hunter Outten. Outten is a contributing forecaster for the AccuWeather Astronomy page.

"The CME is pretty strong and is coming pretty quick," said Outten. An intense Northern Lights show will cover a large part of the northern U.S.

"The lights could be visible for the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and everywhere northward," said Outten.

The lights may be visible as soon as 4 p.m. EDT Saturday. "The best time to look for them will be around midnight," said Outten. "The states in the northernmost U.S. may be able to see them all night long."

MORE: http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/solar_flare_to_produce_spectac/8181823

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dashing do­xie1363398125.823501 PostsRegistered 1/14/2013

Marp, This is something I have always wanted to view. Many pictures I have seen are spectacular. Here in Florida, will not a chance to view.

KatherineW1363398263.90328128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God

Well poo!!!!

I still got gorgeous weather for the weekend. 76* with a light breeze. Guess I will have to settle for that. {#emotions_dlg.sneaky}

~kaIypso~1363398378.971780 PostsRegistered 7/24/2011

I bet they are going to be stunning. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

~K~ Feb. 05

Lila Belle1363401222.2378118 PostsRegistered 1/24/2013

Dang, I'll have to watch for it on the news

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croemer1363401276.3570760 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

Rats it is cloudy here.

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scotttie1363401786.22729963 PostsRegistered 6/15/2006

Sounds like it is going to be beautiful!

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cindychats1363435568.19317559 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

Wow, that would be nice to see!

kachina6241363472269.14712863 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
I remember my dad mentioning seeing the Northern Lights one time while driving to work before dawn in suburban Philly many years ago.

BeckiWV1363499853.0332509 PostsRegistered 4/12/2011

Shoot, I love stuff like that. I went trotting outside to see but it was cloudy. Bummer....

BlondeBroo­ke1363515412.046706 PostsRegistered 12/23/2006

I will take the sunny 80 degree weather we are having this weekend, over seeing the northern lights...Wink

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