How to See the Northern Lights in the U.S. This Labor Day Weekend

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As you are out adventuring in #backyardbend this weekend keep this in mind for after sunset. An incoming G1 or G2 geomagnetic storm is forecasted for Saturday and Sunday.

Have you ever seen the creeping, twisting, and sometimes pulsing green lights they call the aurora borealis? Also known as the northern lights, if this celestial sight is on your bucket list be prepared to make a little effort this weekend and you may just get lucky. A G1 or G2 geomagnetic storm is predicted by the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, and it may cause northern lights to be visible in the U.S.

How to see the northern lights in the U.S. this weekend.

Though they may be visible further south than usual, the best locations where the aurora borealis is more likely to be overhead will still be in the most northern parts of the U.S. close to the border with Canada, and most likely only in the very darkest locations. Be sure to position yourself somewhere as far north as possible with a clear view to the north that isn’t obstructed by any kind of light pollution — and that includes streetlights as well as towns and cities.