According to the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), there’s a minor geomagnetic storm going on today and tomorrow (9th and 10th) that will cause the Aurora Borealis to appear over the USA’s northern states including Montana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, north Dakota and the northern tip of Maine as well as Canada and Alaska.
Interesting Engineering reports that it’s expected to start pretty soon, too. They’re scheduled to appear on Friday the 9th from 4-7pm EST and then again from 10pm until 1am tomorrow morning.
But you’ll need to find somewhere with very dark skies well away from civilisation and, of course, no cloud cover, or you’re not going to see a thing. Get yourself well away from light pollution.
It might be a little short notice for some of you to get out to see them, especially when seeing them is only a “maybe” that depends on light pollution and weather conditions.
But if you are able to get out and find the Northern Lights this evening, then do so. It’s a wonderful sight to see!
There’s a 30-minute aurora visibility forecast on the SWPC website.