There’s A Great Chance To See The Northern Lights This Weekend
There's a pretty good shot at seeing the Northern Lights tonight. That's a fun way to get out of the house and social distance! The WDIO Weather team shared the news that conditions will be pretty good for the Northern Lights and that there shouldn't be much for clouds in the sky.
The Aurora Borealis is a natural light display in the Northern hemisphere. It's caused by disturbances in the magnetosphere from solar wind. Particles such as electrons and protons ionize and excite and emit different lights. It's really something to see if you happen to catch it happening.
Recent technology has made it possible to somewhat predict when the Northern Lights are going to happen. It's called the Aurora forecast indicator, and it's a scale that measures geomagnetic activity. There are even apps you can download to your smartphone to help with this. You can find out more on how it's predicted from Capture The Atlas. It's pretty crazy to see how far science has come over the years.
WDIO says the view line will cover the entire region, even all of Minnesota & Wisconsin. Duluth appears to be right in the visible area.
So this could really be something. Weather this weekend will be nice too to be outside. We are looking at a high of 53 today in Duluth. Tonight, it will be chilly but still above freezing at 34 degrees. Tomorrow night should be a good night too to catch the Northern Lights with it being partly cloudy at 42. Best get out tonight to double your chances of seeing nature's beauty.
Make sure that you get away from the city and light pollution to get the best experience.