NE Ohio could see Northern Lights again tonight after big solar storm

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If you missed a chance to view the Aurora borealis, better-known as the Northern Lights, Monday night: fear not.

Astronomer Jay Reynolds says there’s a good chance Northeast Ohio will get another shot tonight.

The forecast of a G3 magnetic storm means chances will be good to see the Northern Lights. AccuWeather reports that they happen when an influx of charged particles from the sun interacts with the earth’s atmosphere.

Reynolds says a hint of a glow was seen overnight Monday in some areas of Northeast Ohio, but most of the public probably didn’t notice.

Some Fox 8 viewers sent in photos of the phenomenon.

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After reviewing numbers today, Reynolds says the area “may have some weak aurora tonight” as well. Fox 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol says the skies should be mostly clear tonight, which will help.

 

Reynolds says areas close to the lake shore or with a clear northern horizon will have the best opportunities.

He added that regardless of the aurora, people may see a shooting star or two as we pass through the Taurids Meteor Shower.

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