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Look up! Northern lights may be visible in Michigan this week

Posted: 9:09 AM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 14:29:31-04
Northern Lights visible in Michigan tonight

(WXYZ) — Gear up for possible Northern Lights this week, Michiganders.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center, a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for both Wednesday and Thursday due to anticipated Coronal Mass Ejection events.

The NOAA reports that three observed CMEs have taken place since May 10, an the first two are expected to arrive on May 15.

Below is a graphic from the SWPC about the G1 storm.

G1 minor geomagnetic storm watch for May 15-16, 2019