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Who Will Have the Best Seats for Tonight’s Light Show?

3 Nov 2015, 2:02 pm

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A large solar storm lit up the skies Monday night with a spectacular show of the aurora borealis. If you missed it, Tuesday night offers another chance to get a glimpse of the dancing lights.

Auroras occur when solar winds precipitate charged particles into upper atmosphere and react, emitting a light within bands around the polar region. This is why the northern parts of the U.S. have optimal viewing of the phenomenon.

However, not all northern states will have weather conditions that cooperate. Parts of the Northwest will have lingering cloud cover from a system moving north. This could skew visibility for some. The upper Midwest into the Northeast should have better viewing weather.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Monica Cryan
Headline Image: @shawnkkellogg

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