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Northern lights may put on New England show this weekend

The fabled northern lights were expected to make an appearance in New England this weekend, thanks to a massive eruption on the surface of the sun.

Solar scientists say residents had a better than 50 percent chance of glimpsing the northern lights, or aurora borealis, beginning Saturday night, as particles ejected from the sun earlier this week hurtle toward Earth at more than 2 million miles per hour.

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