Good News, USA! Now, You Can Watch The Stunning Aurora Borealis From These 17 States Next Week

by Tejashee Kashyap
Good News, USA! Now, You Can Watch The Stunning Aurora Borealis From These 17 States Next Week

Watching the Northern Lights is a truly magical and unforgettable experience. The beauty of the lights lies in their unpredictability, adding to the sense of wonder and adventure. Every Northern Lights display is unique, and each viewing offers its own blend of colours, shapes, and intensity. However now, forecasts suggest that aurora borealis will be visible over 17 states in the US.

Watch The Aurora Borealis From These 17 States In The U.S

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has recently made predictions that a spike in auroral activity will occur on Thursday, July 13 night. This offers a unique chance to see this beautiful light show in several regions of the US and Canada.

Forecasts indicate that the northern lights may brighten the nighttime sky in the northern parts of 17 U.S. states, should the weather conditions stay good. The 17 states are as follows:

  • Alaska
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • New Hampshire
  • Washington
  • Vermont
  • Idaho
  • Massachusetts
  • Wyoming
  • Indiana

The best time to see the northern lights, according to the Space Weather Prediction Centre, is between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. local time for those who are lucky enough to live in the aforementioned areas. It is suggested to go away from city lights to avoid light pollution for a brighter and clearer picture.

Previously, the US’s most significant light event took place in late April. In 30 US states, the aurora was seen during a geomagnetic storm. An additional exceptional sight of the ethereal celestial phenomena will be offered by the aurora next week.

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The Aurora Lights Are Ethereal And Otherworldly

‘Aurora’ is Latin for ‘dawn,’ therefore it implies daybreak. Auroras come in two varieties: aurora borealis and aurora australis. The Latin word for “North” is “Borealis,” making the aurora borealis the northern lights. Australis, on the other hand, is Latin for “South.” Consequently, the southern lights are the Aurora Australis.

The lights can take various forms, including curtains, ribbons, waves, spirals, or pulsating beams. They might undulate across the sky, creating a mesmerising dance of light. The movement is often described as ethereal and otherworldly. The experience leaves an indelible mark, and you’ll likely find yourself reminiscing about the beauty and grandeur of the lights long after the display has faded.

Have you witnessed Aurora Lights?

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