A widespread display of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is already taking place across the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday night as a result of a moderate-to-strong geomagnetic storm. The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado issued a moderate geomagnetic storm warning through 11 p.m. ET, and a strong geomagnetic storm watch for Friday.

As of Thursday at 5 p.m. ET, there were already social media reports of aurora activity spotted from the UK and other parts of Europe, with the expectation that people in areas of North America as far south as an east-to-west line from New York to Seattle may be able to spot them if the sky is clear enough and the storm continues. FULL REPORT