Northern Lights in Britain: Where aurora borealis is visible in United Kingdom tomorrow

Northern Lights in Britain: Where aurora borealis is visible in United Kingdom tomorrow

Northern Lights in Britain: Where aurora borealis is visible in United Kingdom tomorrow

Predicting exactly when and where the Northern Lights will be visible is very challenging.

The level of geomagnetic storms are measured on a scale called the KP-index, which goes from 0 to 9.

But of course, to be able to view the aurora, skies will have to be dark, clear and free of clouds, so if there's rain in the forecast in your area, you might be out of luck.

Skies in Glasgow and Edinburgh are forecast to be cloudy on Saturday night, but there could be breaks long enough to reveal the lights. With a clear and dark sky, people in Canada, North Dakota, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Montana, Michigan, Vermont, and ME may be able to watch the northern lights, while those in Detroit and Chicago may be able to see it on the horizon.

The Northern Lights are created "when large numbers of electrically charged particles (electrons) at high speed stream in towards the earth along its magnetic field and collide with the highest air particles", according to the Tromso Geophysical Observatory at the Arctic University of Norway.

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Such regions are projected to include New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, Northern Idaho and Washington state.

A solar flare that erupted on March 20 is set to slam into Earth on Friday night, prompting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to issue a G2 watch, or moderate geostorm watch. The farther north you head in IN, the better opportunity you'll have to see it.

But if the aurora does hit the Northern U.S., skies will have to be clear for people to see it.

Things got more active with the sun this week as it produced a solar flare and coronal mass ejection that will affect parts of earth this weekend.

"The clearest skies are further east in Aberdeenshire, where there are plenty of clear skies". A dazzling atmospheric light show known as the Northern Lights might be visible from parts of New Jersey and NY state, experts say.

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