Northern Lights to appear; here's how to see them
•Will they be visible?
Yes, they could be visible anywhere north of Interstate 70, but areas with the absolute best chance at seeing them will be north of the Indiana-Michigan border. If you can head to a location north of I-94, your chances of seeing them are MUCH higher.
•When will they be visible?
Predicting exactly when the Northern Lights will dance across the sky is far from a perfect science. But it looks like the window for visibility will be Saturday evening and night.
•Where is the best place to go to see them?
Venture out to a place away from cities, light pollution and tall objects. A flat, open area with nothing obstructing your view to the north is ideal. If we had to pick an ideal location, we'd suggest heading to Lake Michigan or an elevated area with a clear view to the north.What makes this particular event even better is the fact that Mother Nature will cooperate. In March, clear skies are often hard to come by. However, a large area of high pressure will keep all of Michiana and surrounding states mainly clear during the peak time Saturday evening and night. The only negative will be the moon. With Saturday being just a few days removed from the full moon, there will be a good deal of moonlight to contend with. This won't make the Northern Lights impossible to see, but it could hinder our shot just a bit. Regardless, it's not often that we see storms of "Moderate" or higher magnitude, so we suggest heading out and giving it a go! You never know what you'll see. Just take some snacks, dress warmly and enjoy the night sky. If you'd like to track the Lights real-time, try this website.
***NOTE: The original article stated that FRIDAY would be the day for best viewing in Michiana and surrounding areas. This has all been updated to the correct day, SATURDAY.***