Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 1:37 PM

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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