Mainers Could See The Northern Lights Tonight
Parts of Maine is forecast to be within range of the aurora borealis.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a solar storm. The storm is minor-to-moderate in intensity, meaning higher latitudes have a fair shot at seeing the Northern Lights.
Parts of northern Maine and Michigan are within range, according to Seeker.com. The solar storm could strengthen by tomorrow, Feb. 16, increasing the range and visibility of the aurora borealis.
For the best viewing, find a dark location away from any light pollution.
The sun is flinging an influx of charged particles at the Earth right now. These electrons are colliding into our atmosphere and being pulled to the Earth's magnetic poles. As they travel through the atmosphere they emit energy in the form of light. NOAA gives a more in depth explanation here.