Northern Lights may be visible this weekend

2018 file  News Tribune

2018 file News Tribune

As this massive cloud of charged particles interacts with the earth's magnetic field, the intensity and range of the aurora will likely increase. If you can head to a location north of I-94, your chances of seeing them are MUCH higher. André says that based on our current forecast, the skies should be clearer Saturday night which is looking like our best chance to see them.

The Northeast could be in for a treat Saturday night with a rare appearance of the northern lights, according to NOAA.

Further north, in the Scottish Highlands, or east, in Dundee and Aberdeen, the sky is likely to be clearer.

Should the Kp-Index show numbers favorable to see the Auroras in our area, you will want to find the darkest spot possible, to avoid light pollution.

Now, the geomagnetic storm that is going to impact Earth is considered a "G2 Geomagnetic Storm", or a "moderate" one caused by a Coronal Mass Ejection, which is big solar flare.

A burst of energy recently expelled from the surface of the sun is expected to create a geomagnetic storm this weekend, potentially making the aurora borealis visible across the northern tier of the United States.

NOAA, an American agency that monitors the atmosphere, said the Northern Lights could be visible as far south as MI and Wisconsin in the United States. They are expected to be seen as far south as New York City.

"There's a couple of showers on the west coast of Scotland on Saturday evening, and with those showers there will be a bit of cloud". In March, clear skies are often hard to come by.

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