Keep your eyes on the skies for the next 18 months! We’re expecting the northern lights, aka the aurora borealis, to be more visible than they have in the past 20 years, based on predictions from scientists. Not only will this celestial wonder appear more often than usual, but it will also viewable from a wider area! This should increase your chances of being able to catch a glimpse.
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“Skywatchers are excited,” Mark Miesch told NBC News. Mark is a research scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
So, how can experts predict northern lights activity? Apparently, the answer is sunspots! These dark areas on the sun let us know to expect sightings of the aurora borealis on earth. Since 2022, there’s been a noticeable uptick in sunspot activity.
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