Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:37

Aurora Borealis could be visible in much of Canada, northern US. This is a powerful solar flare that is shaking up the Earth's magnetic field, producing a light show in the sky for much of North America.

U.S. space weather forecasters have been tracking an even where the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which is now expected to arrive at Earth early Thursday. It should shake up Earth's magnetic field and expand the Aurora Borealis south.

Officials suggest the best viewing should probably be Thursday evening, weather permitting.

This solar storm is diverting airline flights around the poles and may even go as far as disrupting GPS positioning devices, according to forecasters.;_ylt=A2KLqIKXTs9SzHgAHcz7w8QF;_ylu=X…--?p=northern+light&vid=59e476eaf54fb17f9d4257f91a274ad7&l=00%3A24&