(NEWSnet/AP) — A powerful solar storm has resulted in an amazing skyward light show across the globe.

So far, it has caused what appeared to be only minor disruption to the electric power grid, communication and satellite positioning systems.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said extreme geomagnetic storm conditions will continue through at least Sunday. In the meantime, there were preliminary reports of power grid irregularities, degradation of high-frequency communications and global positioning systems.


Federal Emergency Management Agency said that, as of midday Saturday, no FEMA region had reported no significant impact from the storms.

People in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and other Midwestern states were able to capture photos of bright colors along the horizon.

NOAA said the solar storm will persist throughout the weekend, offering another chance for many to catch Northern Lights.

[Also in the sky: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower]

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