The aurora forecast is looking EXCELLENT for a SEVERE aurora storm beginning Sunday night. Then on Monday night, we expect major storm levels. G2 and G3 storming possible. This means we could see up to Kp 7, or even higher. You read that right! Kp 7 possible. Those in the middle portion (IA, NE, WY, OR, etc) and also the upper portion (ME, MN, MI, ND, etc) of the contiguous USA, all of Canada, and all of Alaska SHOULD see auroras! Very exciting indeed. Hope to hear your reports, and we will update you as the northern lights first make their appearance. Northern Europe and southern Australia and New Zealand be prepared for auroras as well.
Check the skies when it is dark, anytime and all night long. Look north if not overhead. Know which direction is north when heading out. Try to get away from light pollution such as streetlights, car lights, buildings, etc. Turn off or at least turn down your dash lights, and don’t stare into your phone while waiting for lights (be sure your brightness level is all the way down).
Be sure to check your local weather forecast. If you will be having cloudy skies, it is worth it to drive out to find clear skies. I get this question often. Yes, go! The lights could last all night long. HOURS. Or, it may only last minutes. The “best” time or the most typical time is after midnight, but the lights can and do show up much earlier sometimes, and last until the sun rises. It is a patient waiting game. Watch for new posts and follow along with your cell phone sms messages on twitter @ AuroraNotify
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