Northern Lights may be visible in Montana this weekend


The aurora borealis will be visible this weekend in parts of several northern U.S. states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOAA says this weekend's northern lights are occurring due to geomagnetic storm activity.

Those in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and NY may also be able to see the light show.

One of the states that should have a shot at seeing it will be NY!

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere, according to the Northern Lights Center.

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Even though he's in the Quad Cities, it appears as though our weather will be clear (as of now) early Monday, so we should also be able to see the aurora borealis in the Cedar Valley pretty well.

The easiest time to look the aurora is a pair hours ahead of or after nighttime with a transparent, darkish sky growing the most productive prerequisites.

What better way to celebrate the final long weekend of the summer than with a little Aurora Borealis action!?

When the solar storm cloud smashes into Earth, the collision will temporarily disturb our planet's protective magnetic field, according to National Geographic.

Northern Lights visual from Mount Washington Observatory. Most often noticed as an excellent inexperienced, the aurora too can vary from blue to purple.