Aurora borealis in Canada

First of all, there’s no need to panic; solar blasts can cause geomagnetic perturbances, but they pose no direct danger for humans or any other inhabitants of our planet in a direct manner. The biggest such flare in the past four years erupted on Monday, and it’s sending jets of charged particles that will reach our planet in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The flare will cause lovely and bright aureolas when it hits the planet’s magnetosphere, and promises to be a delight for both professional and amateur photographers. NOAA forecasters estimate that there is a 45 percent chance of geomagnetic activity on Thursday, when the most significant part of the radiation will hit Earth. The flare, which was classified as a class X2.2 will create a stunning display of aurora borealis, commonly known as northern lights.

So ladies and gentlemen, gear up ! Look towards the sky, take your best pictures, and share them ! You won’t be able to see them from everywhere in the world, so if you’re lucky enough to get even a glimpse of the northern lights, send us the pictures. We will post every single picture that you send us, or every bit of information you have. Just use the contact button from the top of the page.

So ladies and gentlemen,