‘Cannibal’ solar flares may bring auroras as far as New York

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The sun has been spewing out two plasma clouds in the past two days, which could lead to beautiful aurora views that can be seen much further south than usual.

The two coronal mass ejections (CMEs), bursts of charged particles from the upper atmosphere of the sun known as the corona, it burst out of the sun on August 14 and 15 respectively, according to the British forecaster With Office (opens in new tab). As the CMEs cross the 150 million kilometers distance between the star and our planet, they can cannibalize each other, according to SpaceWeather.com (opens in new tab)creating a single super-powerful CME.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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