Aurora Borealis could be visible in Michigan tonight, if not for that pesky rain

click to enlarge COURTESY SWPC.NOAA.GOV
Courtesy swpc.noaa.gov

The natural phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, could be visible in Michigan tonight — weather permitting.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has predicted a G1 geomagnetic storm for this evening. For Michiganders, the best visibility is predicted to be between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday.

If you want to try and catch the Aurora Borealis, your best bet is to head north, away from city lights. Observing from a high elevation also helps. However, this dazzling geomagnetic storm could be spoiled by rainstorms, with scattered showers and clouds expected throughout the evening.

A forecast animation from SWPC with timestamps is below, or available here.

COURTESY SWPC.NOAA.GOV
Courtesy swpc.noaa.gov

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