Northern Lights could extend into Michigan Saturday night

Posted at 2:20 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 06:52:29-04

WEST MICHIGAN – Clearing skies and a moderate geomagnetic storm means Michigan may have a look at the Northern Lights this weekend.

The National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center has a “moderate geomagnetic storm watch” in effect for March 23 and says the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, could be visible as far south as southern Illinois and Indiana.  The aurora is likely to extend through the state of Michigan and Wisconsin into northern Illinois.

The best time to see the Northern Lights in Michigan will be Saturday night and Sunday morning. Skies are looking to be clear according to the FOX 17 Weather forecast.

Experts say to be sure to head away from any city lights and look towards the lowest portion of the northern horizon. Head to the NWS Space Prediction Center forecast page to follow the northern light possibilities in real time.