Britons will not need to drive up to the Arctic Circle, to see the Northern Lights this week, as they can see from Britain.

A coronal mass ejection (releases plasma and associated magnetic fields from the Sun) is expected on Earth this evening (11 October), potentially leading to “minor to moderate” geomagnetic storms.

Some lucky Britons noticed the northern lights on Monday October 11, 2021 as geomagnetic storms shone light on the skies.

How soon will the boreal aurora be visible?

In many areas,”it is still difficult to see because of the thick clouds, but there are a few locations with a” possibility.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center said Saturday’s geomagnetic storm was “moderate” and described it as a “G2” event on the scale of 1-5.

Read the Solar Storm live-blog with the latest news.


An aurora, sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights, or southern lights, is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in high-latitude regions (wikipedia)

Met Office

The Meteorological Office, abbreviated as the Met Office is the United Kingdom’s national weather service. It is an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, (wikipedia)

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Winter storm naming in the United Kingdom and Ireland

The United Kingdom’s Met Office, in collaboration with its Irish counterpart Met Éireann and, since 2019, its Dutch counterpart the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, (wikipedia)


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research. (wikipedia)