Northern Lights May Be Visible from Tri-State Tonight

To see the northern lights this far south is pretty rare.

By Steve Sosna
|  Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012  |  Updated 5:53 PM EDT
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Northern Lights May Be Visible from Tri-State

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Tri-staters may be able to see the northern lights Tuesday night -- a rare treat this far south.

The largest solar eruption in seven years occurred late Sunday evening, around 11 p.m. The radiation from that will be hitting the earth over the next several hours.

In the tri-state, we may be able to see the lights, especially with clear skies. The lights may be most visible in the north and west suburbs.

There could also be scattered communication disruptions with radio transmissions and GPS devices because of the charged particles hitting the satellites in space.

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