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Look up! Northern Lights are possible in Michigan over the next two nights

Posted: 8:33 AM, Sep 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-26 08:35:05-04
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(WXYZ) — Look up to the skies tonight and tomorrow night as the Norther Lights may be visible!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has issued two geomagnetic storm watches over the next two nights.

A G1 (minor) storm has been issued for overnight Thursday into Friday and a G2 (Moderate) storm watch overnight for Friday into Saturday.

The SPC said: "Geomagnetic activity is expected to rise on September 27th due to an increasingly disturbed solar wind field associated with effects of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). The solar wind environment is anticipated to become enhanced and solar wind speeds are expected to climb towards 650 km/s later on the 27th – likely causing G1 storm conditions. Geomagnetic activity is expected to escalate further in reaction to the elevated solar wind speed and likely reach G2 storm levels on Saturday, the 28th."

Learn more with their 3-day forecast here