There are a lot of things in space that a person can see from the big sky in Montana. If you look close enough you can see the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits far above us. You may still be able to see the tool bag that became untethered from the ISS. It is still orbiting the Earth, but may not be for long. There is a website that is dedicated to tracking space debris and is tracking the tool bag right now. You can check that out here.

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There are, of course, other things that astronomers and scientists track in space. They can let us know when we can expect to see the Northern Lights in Montana. They forecast the chances we can see the Northern Lights in our area. They are also keeping an eye on activity on the sun.

Four "Massive" Explosions on the Sun

Recently there have been four massive explosions that took place on the Sun according to These can affect us Earth and in Montana. Explosions like the recent ones can cause "geomagnetic storms" on Earth. There is a possibility we can see the "geomagnetic storms" hit Earth by this Thursday.

Montana Cell Phones, GPS and Radio Service Could Be Affected

According to NOAA a geomagnetic storm is a "major disturbance in the Earth's magnetosphere when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding the Earth." This can affect a lot of technology that we use everyday. There can be disruptions in cell phone service, GPS service, and radio signals.

Be aware this Thursday if things start going wrong with your electronics you can blame it on a sun storm from a few days ago. Also keep in mind if you have issues with your favorite radio station, all of our stations are available to stream you favorite news program or music stations.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

Gallery Credit: Anuradha Varanasi

LOOK: The states with the most UFO sightings

For each state, we’ve also included details of famous UFO sightings in that state. Of note is that almost three-quarters of all UFO sighting reports in the United States occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, and tend to peak between 9 and 10 p.m. Food for thought next time you're out scoping for alien life. Keep reading to see which states have had the most UFO sightings.

Gallery Credit: Nicole Caldwell & Matt Albasi

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