A Solar Storm Is Amping Up the Northern Lights

Northern Lights may be visible statewide on Sunday and Monday nights

The NOAA's website also has a 30-minute map-based aurora forecast that can help you find the precise time when the northern lights will be dancing above you. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a branch called the Space Weather Prediction Center ranks the level of the geo storm based on how powerful the CME heading our way is.

The Aurora Borealis has increased visibility after solar activity. It should move past the Earth this weekend.

NOAA's Space Weather Prediction announced last week that there was a possibility the Aurora Borealis would be visible "as low as NY to Wisconsin to Washington State", on Sunday night into Monday morning.

The storm was waning when darkness settled Sunday night and aurora finally became visible in North America.

Of course, there's a scentific explanation for the appearance of the Northern Lights.

A cloud of solar particles was thrown into space when a solar flare exploded on the sun, The Weather Network reports.

In addition to our atmosphere, Earth is surrounded by a field of magnetic energy that is generated within the planet's core. They are usually less forecastable than the weather and there is never a guarantee that any one location will have an aurora burst.

If the sky is clear enough and other factors are in place, there's a chance all of MI could get a view of the Northern Lights. Best viewing is likely to shift a bit farther north since we are past peak intensity, but it should still be worth a look.

Cooperative mainly clear sky will exist tonight to view the potential "Northern Lights".

Below, you can see the results of these chemical reactions in images posted on Instagram.

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