The Northern Lights may make a rare US appearance tonight

Maria Sergeeva
October 25, 2017

The Northern Lights may make a rare US appearance tonight

If the skies remain clear, there’s a chance might get a good view Aurora Borealis this week, most probably Tuesday and Wednesday

The NASA Space Weather Prediction Center has issued an alert for a geomagnetic storm visible across Canada and the northern parts of Washington State.

Based on the current forecast, Wednesday night would offer the better show. At the moment, National Weather Service’s Seattle office notes that clouds will be approaching Western Washington after midnight it means that clouds could overshadow the aurora display during its anticipated peak  

The Space Weather Prediction Center forecasts the Pacific Northwest  will be between a G1 and a G2 stage, which means the Pacific Northwest residents might be in the minor to moderate zone for viewing. The best time to view the lights will be from 1 and 5 a.m. during the nights of October 23 and 24, and the best viewing will be in rural areas away from city lights.

Those who would like to take a chance to witness this rear for the Pacific Northwest show should move away from; the city lights and check Aurora 30-minute forecast.

One of nature’s most spectacular phenomena unusual appearance in the Pacific Northwest due to the fact that it is under a geomagnetic storm this week.

Besides, if spotting the Northern Lights has always been your dream, you can plan a trip to Russia (Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Vorkuta, The Kola Peninsula)

Iceland, mostly outside Reykjavik

 North of the border of Canada, Sweden

 Finland, Greenland, Scotland or remote Norwegian Sea Islands.


You can also view Northern Lights staying in the U.S., in Alaska.