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21:25  08 november  2018
21:25  08 november  2018 Source:   thrillist.com

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People in the United States may have the rare opportunity to see the aurora on the night of November 9, as indicated by the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) issuing a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm warning.

The warning was issued because of a coronal hole high-speed stream. However, the important part for stargazers is that the event increases the area in which the northern lights might be seen. That region will include parts of the northern United States.

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The Northern Lights Will Be Visible Over the U . S . Tonight. Here ' s How You Can See Them. For the second night in a row, the northern lights may creep down into skies above the United States A G1 event is not major, but it can get the aurora going enough to make it visible further south than

The aurora could reach as far south as the green line on the SWPC map above. The area includes parts of (moving west to east) Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and the very northern tip of Maine. Additionally, you should have a nice view through the vast majority of Canada and Alaska.

How to see the northern lights

Per the SWPC's 3-Day Forecast, the alert is in effect from 4-7pm EST on November 9 and then again from 10pm-1am the same night. The first span won't do viewers in the U.S. any good, because you need very dark skies to notice any aurora activity. That makes the best time to catch the display 10pm-1am in the areas marked on the map.

The Northern Lights Will Be Visible Over the U.S. Friday Night. Here's How to See It.© Courtesy of SWPC It might seem like all you need to do is look up, but there are a lot of factors that determine your ability to see the aurora outside of whether or not you're in the correct area. Dark skies are a must, so you'll need to be as far as possible from the light pollution of urban centers. An SWPC representative previously told Thrillist, "You need very clear skies, a good view of the northern horizon (no tree, buildings, or hills), and it needs to be dark."

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The Northern Lights Will Be Visible Over the U . S . Tonight. Here ' s How to See the Display. You may be able to see the northern lights on the night of Monday, July While a G1 event is considered minor, it does supercharge the aurora to the extent that it can be seen further south than usual.

Unless you're in an arctic country where the aurora is frequently seen, the bit about the northern horizon is important. You'll want to look to that horizon because it's unlikely you'll see the display covering the sky directly above you as you might if you were viewing in Iceland or Alaska.

These alerts happen from time to time (there was a G2 alert just last week), but it's not all that common. Add in the need for the weather to cooperate and that you may need to drive away from your home, and you see that opportunities like this won't come around every day. It's worth taking advantage of it when the chance presents itself in part because we're close to the solar minimum right now, which means it's a little less likely that you'll be able to see the display.

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