MADISON, WI – The Great Lakes Region could be in for a spectacular show tonight if the weather permits. According to researchers and meteorologists, the Aurora Borealis could be visible across Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, northern Ohio, Northern Indiana and northern Illinois tonight due to a recent increase in solar activity.
According to the University of Fairbanks in Alaska, you may be able to see the show even further south. The peak time is expected between 10 pm and 1 am.
“Auroral activity will be high(++). Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Iqaluit, to Portland OR, Cheyenne, Lincoln, Springfield, and New York City, and visible low on the horizon as far south as Carson City, Oklahoma City, and Raleigh,” the Unversity said on it’s AuroraTracker website.
According to SpaceWeatherLive, aurora activity will be at its height from tonight through early morning tomorrow.
“So there is a lot of buzz about potential #SolarStorm heading our way. The SWPC issued a G3 Geomagnetic Storm Watch for Thursday, Dec 10th. Yellow line on the map shows the furthest southward potential for the #NorthernLights could be observed,” the Cleveland National Weather Service reported.
Part of this report was contributed by Jessica Woods @SNN.