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Solar storms could trigger northern lights in high latitudes

A massive eruption of charged particles from the sun is due to hit Earth's magnetic field soon, which might create some dazzling sights in the sky sometime Wednesday or Thursday, at least for those in high latitudes.
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A massive eruption of charged particles from the sun is due to hit Earth's magnetic field soon, which might create some dazzling sights in the sky sometime Wednesday or Thursday, at least for those in high latitudes.

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