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Parts Of The U.S. Have Another Chance To Watch The Northern Lights! See If They’ll Be Illuminating Skies In Your Area

Northern Lights

If you’re one of the millions who missed the gorgeous Northern Lights that graced skies as far south as Florida over the weekend, we might have some good news.

The rare Category 5 geomagnetic storm that created the spectacle on Friday and Saturday is still raging today, and it will continue for a couple more days.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the storm intensity will be strong enough to cause another round of lights for parts of the United States and most of Canada.

“This is a prediction of the intensity and location of the aurora borealis tonight and tomorrow night over North America,” the organization wrote alongside a map.

People Living in 13 States Will Have An Opportunity To Catch Another Glimpse Of The Northern Lights

Unfortunately, this show will not cover as much of the country as it did over the weekend. But those living in Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington could see the Northern Lights through tomorrow night (May 15), weather permitting.

If the “aurora is bright and if conditions are right,” locations as far as 600 miles away from those lucky states could also catch a glimpse.

To help your chances of seeing the cosmic event, you can download a Northern Lights tracking app on your smartphone. Also, city lights may outshine the aurora, so be sure to drive out to a rural area for the best show. The best times to look are typically between 10 pm and 3 am, but your app will have better in-the-moment information.

For our more southern readers, if you didn’t get to catch a glimpse of the purple, pink, and green lights this past week, you may have more opportunities over the coming months. NOAA has predicted more intense geomagnetic storms throughout the remainder of the year.

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