DETROIT – The Northern Lights could dance in the skies of Michigan tonight!
The Space Weather Prediction Center predicts that a geomagnetic G1 storm will arrive between November 9 and 10, which means the Northern Lights may be visible at high altitude in the United States, including Michigan.
The best chance to see them is the night of November 9th from 4pm to 7pm and from 10pm to 1am (November 10th).
The Northern Lights are seen in northern Michigan much more often than Lower Michigan, though never seen. Time is always a factor. Keep an eye on the last one here.
Related: Watch the aurora borealis dance over Michigan's Mackinac Bridge
What are the northern lights?
The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun entering the earth's atmosphere. The lights are visible above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.
They are known as "Aurora borealis" in the north and "Aurora Australis" in the south. Auroral exposures appear in many colors although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue and purple have been reported.
The lights appear in various shapes from patches or clouds of light scattered with spinning stars, bows, swaying curtains or rays that illuminate the sky with an eerie glow.
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