Data is looking great for aurora activity tonight! Current Kp level is 3. Kp 5 expected. Kp 5 indicates that the aurora may dip down as far south as the northern states. Keep watch in the early morning if you can’t stay awake overnight. The aurora is expected to last more than 24 hours, due to the effects of the coronal hole high speed stream.
Clouds may block your view of the aurora. The aurora can be seen in the openings in between the clouds (when the aurora is out). Your camera may make the clouds look green.
Happy New Year 2018!