It's not often that we could get to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), but there is a chance to see a stunning light show tonight! A large sun spot labeled 2665 recently came into view (left) and a solar flare helped hurl energetic particles into space, called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).
Sunday morning, the National Weather Service tweeted that the best time for aurora watching would be around 2 a.m. Monday, providing the weather remains clear.
A solar flare could make the Northern Lights visible throughout the northern parts of the USA and throughout the QCA.
It's predicted to occur Sunday night into early Monday morning.
According to Fox 8 Cleveland, the NOAA Space weather Prediction Center has announced that the Northern Lights may be visible "as low as NY to Wisconsin to Washington State".
CLICK THIS LINK for the latest 30-minute "forecast" for auroral activity, paying special attention to how far south the red "view line" extends. This one is expected to be a G2 level and possibly even a G3 level at times Sunday night.
"If people want to look at it, they want to try and head a little bit north", said Rapson. If you live in a big city, light pollution may make them much harder to see.
States in the top half of the United States might be able to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights tonight! But overall, Canada is in a good position to see them.