Northern Exposure! Northern Lights Could Be Seen Sunday Night

Northern Exposure! Northern Lights Could Be Seen Sunday Night

NOAA says this weekend's northern lights are occurring due to geomagnetic storm activity. -Canada border are in for a treat. Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and ME all fall within the light show's projected path.

There's a chance for all of the state to be able to see the Northern Lights on Saturday.

Secondary locations with a "legitimate" shot at observing them include Omaha, Des Moines, Chicago, Milwaukee, South Bend, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, New York City, and Boston.

Two good resources are the Space Weather Prediction Center and Soft Serve News.

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According to ABC 57, people in the following states will have the best chance to see the aurora borealis: Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Maine.

An aurora borealis light display is pictured in the southern part of Norway late night of February 28, 2019. As electrons from the sun come in contact with oxygen and nitrogen, they transfer some of their energy to the gases.

When the solar storm cloud smashes into Earth, the collision will temporarily disturb our planet's protective magnetic field, according to National Geographic.

Also known as the northern lights, if this celestial sight is on your bucket list be prepared to make a little effort this weekend and you may just get lucky.

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