If you live in the northernmost U.S. state, you may want to stay up late this week

By Drew Mackie
June 23, 2015 11:00 PM
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A strong geomagnetic storm is causing the Northern Lights, a.k.a. the Aurora Borealis, to be visible in parts of the continent that normally can’t see them.

According to AccuWeather.com, those living in the northeastern and northern plain states may have the best chance of clear skies on Tuesday night. Clouds in the Midwestern states blocked the view on Monday night; however, some people reported seeing the lights as far south as Virginia, Kansas and Colorado.

Those interesting in catching the light show are advised to go away from city lights between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.

The Space Weather Prediction Center – which, by the way, is one of the coolest names for a workplace ever – forecasts another geomagnetic storm on Wednesday and Thursday, which could mean more chances to see the lights.

American astronaut Scott Kelly perhaps got the best view of the light show – from aboard the International Space Station.

The previous notable Aurora Borealis occurred in March.

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