Live Stream: Watch Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights Video on Slooh Telescope (Photos)

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
March 17, 2015 7:11 pm Last Updated: March 18, 2015 3:29 pm

The Aurora Borealis, known as the Northern Lights, might be appearing as far south as Washington state, Colorado Oregon, the Dakotas, the U.K. (Midlands), Germany, New Jersey, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and New York. One can watch a live stream of the event online here.

UPDATE on Wednesday: The Northern Lights might again appear on Wednesday night in some areas, according to forecasters.

It’s due to a solar storm that is hitting the Earth starting Tuesday. A huge coronal mass ejection on the sun caused the storm.

“A G4 (Severe) geomagnetic storm was observed today at 07/1358 UTC (09:58 am EDT). This is the response to a pair of CMEs observed leaving the Sun on 15 March. Shown here is a model depiction of where the aurora is likely visible. Storm conditions are forecast to persist for the next several hours before beginning to wane down towards the end of the UT day,” says the NOAA on its website.

Also, A live stream of the Northern Lights will be shown starting at 10 p.m. GMT via the Slooh Telescope.

According to the Denver Post, there’s a possibility that Colorado residents could see the Aurora Borealis on Tuesday.

Ken Tugnell of the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) told the Post that it might not happen for Colorado. “I wouldn’t bet a paycheck on it,” he says.

Early reports say there have been sightings in North and South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Some people posted photos on Twitter of the Northern Lights.