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Geophysical institute: Aurora will be active into Friday

Posted: March 9, 2012 - 1:02am

If there’s clear skies, locals are likely to see aurora displays overhead tonight, according to the latest forecast from the Alaska Geophysical Institute.

In an email release, forecasters predicted very high auroral activity tonight. Scientists said this heightened activity is a result of one of the largest eruptions on the sun in more than five years. The forecast stated that, weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to as far south as Kodiak and King Salmon. In other parts of the country, displays may be seen as far south as the Great Lakes, the Associated Press reported.

For more on auroral activity in Alaska, go online to gedds.alaska.edu.

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