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The Sun has been flaring up this week, which means skywatchers as far south as Vancouver, Halifax, or New York City may get a glimpse of the Northern Lights before dawn breaks on Saturday.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which helps keep tabs on space weather, the Sun spat out a high-energy flare on Wednesday at 7:18 AM EDT. You can follow NOAA’s forecast of auroral activity at this link.

Solar flares are intense flashes of light created by the tempestuous conditions near sunspots. Because the Sun’s light takes about eight

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