(WTXL) — Depending on where you live, you may get treated to a light show brought to you by Mother Nature Friday night.
Friday night and Saturday night, the Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a G1 and G2 geomagnetic storm alert.
"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," the SWPC stated online. "Geomagnetic activity is expected to escalate further in reaction to elevated solar wind speeds approaching 700 km/s, likely leading to G2 storm levels on Saturday, September 28."
Canada and the northern half of the U.S. will be in for a celestial show. Parts of the mid-west and east coast may also be able to see Northern lights.
The best way to view them will be after 11 p.m. into 3 a.m., away from city lights. To find the darkest area near you, click here.
Geomagnetic storm watches are now in effect for 27 Sep (G1) and 28 Sep (G2) UTC-days due to the return of a CH HSS. The enhanced solar wind field associated with this feature is likely to cause the enhanced activity. Visit https://t.co/YLUbTRM02y for more info. @NWS pic.twitter.com/1Gz6eY8wKo— NOAA Space Weather (@NWSSWPC) September 25, 2019