Northern lights: Where in Scotland will you be able to see them?

Northern lights: Where in Scotland will you be able to see them?

Northern lights: Where in Scotland will you be able to see them?

Typically, people in the mainland USA will have to travel hundreds of miles to Alaska or Canada to catch an aurora.

Occasionally, though, there is a geomagnetic storm spurred by a solar flare on the Sun that will set the stage for the Northern Lights to be visible here. Active-minor geomagnetic storm periods possible with low risk of moderate storms.

Skies in Glasgow and Edinburgh are forecast to be cloudy on Saturday night, but there could be breaks long enough to reveal the lights.

"We are expecting a display of the Northern Lights over the North Pole that will extend as far south as Ireland", Mr Moore said.

On March 21, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a geostorm warning for March 22 to 24 as a result of a solar flare that erupted last March 20.

In the past, the lights have actually been seen throughout the United Kingdom - even as far south as Kent and Cornwall. This time, the Northern Lights may be seen as far south as central Iowa.

'Good chance' Northern Lights phenomenon could be visible over Ireland this weekend

Remember a few years ago when the northern lights could be seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway?

The Northern lights are such a spectacular sight, people often travel to places like Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland hoping to see them.

While the weather could spoil the show, Bonnie did say much of Scotland will have a clear view of the natural spectacle.

In addition to finding dark skies away from the glare of city lights, observers will also need a little luck from Mother Nature, with clear skies needed.

And just because forecasters expect the CME impact to hit on Saturday, doesn't mean you shouldn't go give it a look on Friday or Sunday.

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