CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – There is a strong geomagnetic storm watch for the Great Lakes on Oct. 30.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Space Weather Prediction Center said the Aurora Borealis could be visible from as far west as Oregon and as far east as Pennsylvania.
Chris Christe shared the Aurora Borealis pictures with FOX 8 on Oct. 12.
That event was considered a moderate geomagnetic storm.
Here’s how NOAA describes a geomagnetic storm.
“A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth. These storms result from variations in the solar wind that produces major changes in the currents, plasmas, and fields in Earth’s magnetosphere.”
Keep your fingers crossed for a break in the clouds.
Check for forecast updates here.