The Northern Lights may be visible in parts of the U.S. this weekend

A rare celestial treat will occur for some northern parts of the United States the next few evenings. The Northern Lights could be visible in parts of states like Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and others the next few nights until Sept. 10.

On Sept. 6, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center recorded the strongest solar flare on record since 2006. Contributing to the strength of the Northern Lights, it means they will be visible in parts of the world where they typically aren’t.

The Northern Lights. Photo: Pixabay/Pexels

There are maps and forecasts from NOAA that highlight the areas and times where the Northern Lights will possibly be visible.

Obviously this is all weather-permitting, so let’s hope for clear skies in the northern parts of the U.S. the next few evenings. If you’re in the northern part of the U.S., make plans to stay outside for a bit at night and witness one of the most spectacular events in the sky.

h/t Insidehook

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