Skip to comments.Solar storm will make it easier to see an aurora in northern US Tuesday night
Posted on 09/11/2018 6:02:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Have you ever wanted to see auroras, the rippling lights that sometimes paint the heavens with unearthly blues or greens and make you feel like you're in a van Gogh painting?
If you live in a northern U.S. state, Tuesday might be your chance.
Residents in some parts of at least 15 states across the country may be able to see the awe-inspiring phenomenon, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday.
"The further north you are -- say, upstate New York or upper Michigan -- the more likely you are to see the aurora," Rodney Viereck, a researcher with NOAA, told ABC News. "And you also need clear skies, because cloudy weather often blocks it."
"If you're in a hilly area, it's good to get up where you can see to the north because typically the aurora will be northward of you," Viereck said. "And if you can see closer to the horizon then you have a much better chance of seeing the aurora when it's off in the distance."
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
“...where you can see to the north because typically the aurora will be northward of you...”
from Professor Obvious.
UNLESS...it is Arrora Australis.
Ummmm we can’t see anything but rain clouds in the northeast. Pretty much been that way since March.
thx, haven’t seen the aurora in what, must be nigh on 40 years now, will take a look
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