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Northern Lights ‘at its strongest’ in 2012

June 4th, 2012 by bash Comments

NASA is predicting record Northern Light activity for winter 2012/13.

The space agency said it will be the strongest in 50 years having increased in intensity since 2007.

The Solar Maximum, the period with the greatest solar activity, peaks around every 11 to 12 years.

According to NASA, 2012 is the year that we will once again witness the Solar Maximum, and it will be stronger than at any time in the last 50 years.

The Northern Lights are at their most active in the late autumn and they occur most frequently and at their brightest in a belt of some 2,500 kilometres from the magnetic pole.

Much of the Norwegian coast lies in an area with the greatest Northern Lights activity, especially the high Arctic above the Arctic Circle.

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