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The Northern Lights could be visible tonight

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The farthest south NOAA space weather forecasters expect the lights to be seen is southern Vermont and New Hampshire. We're pretty far south in Omaha which means we need a Kp rating of at least 7-8 in order to be able to see them.

The northern lights reflect off a lake in Bloomfield, Ont., on the night of May 28-29.

The best chance to see the northern lights is in far northern Minnesota either late Sunday night or very early Monday morning. This set off a chain of events that led up to a CME, or Coronal Mass Ejection. And again between 2 a.m. Monday morning, eastern time, and 5 a.m. Monday morning, eastern time. Electrons become excited as they transfer energy to the atmosphere and when they relax into lower energy states, the energy is released as light. Mostly clear weather conditions, along with a strong geomagnetic storm, should make way for excellent viewing conditions of the spectacle. This one is expected to be a G2 level and possibly even a G3 level at times Sunday night.

If the auroral forecast predicts a visible aurora, get away from light pollution in urban areas and away from any bright lights.

When this mass arrives on Sunday, it will likely spark geomagnetic storms and brilliant auroras for the high latitudes.

Stargazers may have the opportunity to look up and see the northern lights this weekend.

This gives most Minnesotans a good chance at seeing the lights!