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Solar storm could make Northern Lights visible in Cleveland area this weekend

Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 16:22:59-04

CLEVELAND — Thanks to a solar storm this week, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) could be visible as far south as Cleveland this weekend!

Things got more active with the sun this week as it produced a solar flare and coronal mass ejection that will affect parts of earth this weekend.

As this massive cloud of charged particles interacts with the earth’s magnetic field, the intensity and range of the aurora will likely increase. For Clevelanders, that means the Aurora Borealis could be visible right in NE Ohio Friday night into early Saturday morning and Saturday night, the National Weather Service in Cleveland confirmed. That is farther south than normal.

If you’re looking to check out this magnificent display of lights, there is good news. Viewing should be pretty good early Saturday morning with partly cloudy skies and dry weather expected for NE Ohio.