Michiana could catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights Thursday morning

NOW: Michiana could catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights Thursday morning

UPDATE: Latest space weather guidance has pushed the timing back to Thursday evening and possibly out of good viewing with clouds moving in. 


A powerful geomagnetic storm will bring the chance of seeing the Northern Lights to Michiana Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

However, don't expect the aurora to be dancing above your head anytime soon. While you could catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, keep in mind that most of the really picturesque photography of the aurora is taken over multiple seconds. 

For Michiana, the "Northern Lights experience" is harder to see, and takes luck, skill, and timing.

To maximize your chances, head out early Thursday morning (when the solar storm is the strongest). Give your eyes at least 20 minutes to get used to the darkness. Try to get a full view of the horizon, away from light pollution and obstruction from trees and buildings.

If everything lines up just right, you might be able to see a green haze off in the distance. 

We'll be sure to post any photos we get of the aurora on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Good luck, Michiana stargazers!

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