You may be able to catch the Northern Lights Wednesday night
10:36 PM, Jan 7, 2014
12:06 AM, Jan 9, 2014
(WXYZ) - A large Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) on the surface of the sun may be headed our way.
According to 7 First Alert Meteorologist Chris Edwards, this CME may be strong enough to bring the Northern Lights as far south as southeast Michigan.
Of course, skies have to be mostly clear, and Chris tells us that even though there may be a lot of clouds just after sunset Wednesday, a clearing trend should develop and you may be able to catch the Northern Lights around 2 a.m.
And remember, though the "Northern Lights" may be most visible on the northern horizon, you should look in all directions for a green glow, with tints of red, and white also possible.
To increase your chances of seeing them, it's always best to get to the darkest area you can and give your eyes several minutes to adjust.
And Chris tells us you better bundle up. Temperatures Wednesday evening will likely drop back into the single digits.
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