Where you can see northern lights Sunday night from another solar storm

Space Weather Prediction Center, auroras, also known as the northern lights, could be possible as far south as Illinois and Oregon

AccuWeather also predicts a good show, saying that auroras could be visible in “up to a dozen states… as far south as Pennsylvania, Missouri, Colorado, and northern California” 

These mesmerizing natural light displays are caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field. 

So, if you’re in any of these states, keep an eye on the night sky for a chance to witness this celestial spectacle!  

If you missed the recent auroras over the past two days, you may have another chance. The sun will continue to send more activity to Earth on Sunday night and early this week. 

Fast eruptions from the sun are expected to slam into Earth on Sunday night and Monday morning, triggering another round of geomagnetic storms, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Sunday is predicted to offer the best chance for aurora-chasing before this round of solar activity diminishes. 

After predicting geomagnetic storms of level G4 or G5 — the most intense rating — on Sunday morning, NOAA downgraded the forecast to G3, meaning less likelihood for a repeat of Friday night, when storms brought aurora sightings down to Florida and Mexico. 

Activity is expected to wane by the pre-dawn hours of Monday, although storm levels are still predicted to reach moderate (G2) to strong (G3). Auroras could be spotted as far south as Iowa and Washington state with the naked eye, but cameras could capture the dancing lights farther south. 

By Tuesday morning, NOAA forecasts that geomagnetic storm activity will diminish to minor levels (G1). During a minor storm, only higher latitudes such as northern Michigan or Maine typically see auroras. 

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