This night, people in certain parts of the United States can see aurora borealis due to a geomagnetic storm warning given by the Space Weather Forecast Center (SWPC). The agency estimates that the stars, also known as northern lights, can be seen between 4-7 in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and northern Maine. EST and then again from 10. morning 1 & e
The storm warning classified as G1 (which means it is small) is a result of high speed solar wind flow in the coronal hole. And faster solar winds increase the visibility of sunlight-generated particles and often only the northern lights visible in Alaska, Canada and Northern Europe.
G1 Watch was expanded; CH is valid for both 9 and 10 November UTC_days due to HSS effects. For more information, visit https://t.co/1I27XMj63k and visit https://t.co/4CNTc1IkKt for the latest predictions, discussions and updates. pic.twitter.com/nclgoj47w7
– NOAA Space Weather (@NWSSWPC) November 7, 2018
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which gives the warning, any section of the US higher than the green line on the above map, which it shares on Twitter, can take a look at the aurora. borealis.
When the stars can be seen, there are 2 different time frames, while the experts say 4-7. window. For the best view, ı the very clear sky, the northern horizon (trees, buildings or hills) should have a good view and darkness, inal he told a SWPC representative.
If you don't live in one of the states where the northern lights can be seen tonight, you will still be able to watch it from home – the Canadian Space Agency has a live stream of stars on their website.