By Edward Cardenas
SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – A ‘strong’ solar flare from the sun could provide a northern light show Friday and Saturday nights.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
While the flares erupted from sun Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center, and the following solar could lead to activity both nights.
While the cosmic activity may lead to a show in the skies, the planet will not feel the brunt of the blast, Tom Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction, told the Washington Post.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
The flare – which is highly energized and magnetized plasma according to a story by the Associated Press – passed mainly above Earth, Berger stated.
High frequency radio transmissions in aircraft could be affected, Berger stated in the story. It is unlikely to cause a disruption in the power grid or satellite communications.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
David Marshall, a NOAA space weather forecaster, said there is a possibility that northern lights could be seen in Metro Detroit. Cloud cover and light pollution could block the lights. Also the light from the moon could lessen the possibility of the light being seen in the area