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Breaking it Down with Brittney - Notable Holiday Weekend Northern Lights

KP-Index 6 solar flare lit up the dark night sky for northerners this Labor Day Weekend...
Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-05 08:31:42-04

NORTHERN LIGHTS: Skywatchers headed out into the dark night, looking to the skies for a phenomenal light show, that winded up landing on a long holiday weekend!

A KP Index of 6 was reached beginning Friday September 2nd and is expected to last until Tuesday September 6th, 2022. If you missed it, social media is filled with aurora borealis photos.

So how exactly does a geomagnetic storm create such vibrant colors in our sky? Meteorologist Brittney Merlot breaks down the science of the solar flares and how it interacts with our atmosphere, lighting up special nights!