The northern lights will be visible as far south as Wisconsin and Michigan over Labor Day weekend
The aurora borealis will be noticeable this end of the week in parts of a few northern US states, as per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The light show, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, is a consequence of geomagnetic storm action, NOAA says.
The northern lights are a common sight for Americans in Alaska, yet over Labor Day weekend the phenomena will brush down into parts of the contiguous US, including Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, and Maine, as indicated by an interactive map kept up by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The luminous celestial glow happens in the two hemispheres, because of electrons from the solar wind colliding with Earth’s atmosphere, the Geophysical Institute says.
The lights are visible around the planet’s magnetic poles. Most commonly observed as a splendid green, the aurora can likewise range from blue to pink.
The best time to see the aurora is several hours prior or after midnight with a clear, dark sky creating the best conditions.
A comparative phenomenon happened in March when a geostorm gave those in southern Canada and the northern US a glance at the northern lights.