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Earth will see fewer auroras for years — but scientists are predicting a big comeback

First, the bad news for stargazers: Auroras are going dark in many parts of the world. The number of these atmospheric light shows won't bottom out for several years, which means locations far from Earth's poles — such as the UK and northern continental US — may rarely if ever see the Northern Lights during that time. A study published earlier this year hints this dearth of auroras may last for decades.
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