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Dazzling Light Spectacle Expected For Saturday Night

(Credit:  NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) via Getty Images)

(Credit: NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) via Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Experts say a solar flare from Thursday may create a dazzling display of northern lights in our area Saturday.

According to AccuWeather, the midlevel flare that was directed at Earth around 2 a.m. on Thursday should arrive here around 8 p.m. causing a spectacular light display.

Experts say the flare is moving towards Earth at a rate of 1,000 km per second and should be seen from the Arctic to as far south as Pennsylvania, Iowa and maybe Kansas.

The timing of arrival has a possible deviation of about seven hours, says experts, and if the radiation hits after dark has settled on the East Coast the lights may only be visible on the West Coast.

For more information on solar flares and the possible light spectacle happening Saturday evening visit: www.accuweather.com.

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