I've always been fascinated by the Northern Lights.  So has my wife Shari.  There's just something amazing about seeing these colorful lights that are half a world away.  We used to love seeing the lights from her Dad's farm near bernard, Iowa.  Now that we live in town, it's a little tougher to see them.


And the northern lights aren't something you typically see in the summer when there is less darkness at night.  But there is a chance you may be able to see them tonight (August 17th)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) predicts "a strong geomagnetic storm" to arrive at Earth

These storms may be strong enough to potentially bring the aurora to the skies over the continental United States. That's much further south than you typically see the northern lights.

As ever, the northern lights are fickle. Forecasts are not guarantees. Still, it means that the stars are aligning in your favor if you're hoping to get out and see the incredible display.  As always, your best chance to see the northern lights is to get away from all other lights.  In other words, if you live in the city, you may want to plan a road trip.

To guarantee you'll see the Northern Lights check out this YouTube video HERE

Portions of this article were taken from the Thrillist website. To learn more on the potential to see the Northern Lights this week CLICK HERE

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