The Northern Lights could be visible above Canada this week

May 15 2019, 6:16 am

Cross your fingers for clear skies this week because parts of Canada could be treated to a spectacular show thanks to an incredible atmospheric phenomenon — the Northern Lights.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a “G1 Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch for May 15 and 16.

However, Canada’s Space Weather Forecast says a solar storm is set to display the Northern Lights on the evening of May 14 (aka tonight).

Northern Lights

Forecast of geomagnetic activity for May 14/ Space Weather Canada

If you’re looking up at tonight’s skies, NOAA’s Aurora Forecast model shows that your best chance of seeing the Northern Lights in Canada is if you are located in the red zones.

Northern Lights

Aurora Forecast / NOAA

To catch the lights in full display, try to head away from city centres, light pollution, and competing light sources in the sky.

Don’t forget your cameras, remember to be patient, and sit back and enjoy Mother Nature’s light show!

With files from Ainsley Smith 

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