Northern Lights possible over Michigan this week after coronal mass ejection from Sun

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 09:42:27-05

(WXYZ) — The Northern Lights could be visible over Michigan this week due to anticipated effects from a coronal mass ejection (CME).

The CME happened on Monday, Dec. 7 and was associated with a C7 flare, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

It could arrive to earth late on Wednesday night which could result in G1 (Minor) storm levels.

Those levels could increase and a G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm Watch is in effect for Dec. 10.

Other CME-related disturbances are forecast to continue on Dec. 11 resulting in a G2 (Moderate) storm watch.