Northern Lights.

Looks like you’re going to have to get your gear out. Space weather experts say northern states may be able to see the aurora borealis, or northern lights, Thursday night and Friday morning.


The northern lights appear when atoms in the Earth’s high-altitude atmosphere collide with energetic charged particles from the sun. They usually appear as shimmering green waves of light in the nighttime sky in polar latitudes. Much more rarely, they can be red and even blue.

Below is a map that shows where the Northern Lights will be visible from.


Photo Credit: NASA
Map Credit:

USA Today,
Accuweather, NASA

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