They are a rare treat across these latitudes, so if you happen to live in the east or north of the country, look skyward tonight as the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) may put a welcome appearance.
The best chance to witness the light show is right after dusk and three to four hours before dawn, assuming the skies are clear, of course.
Auroras are caused by the collision between gas particles in the earth’s upper atmosphere and charged particles from the sun. The energy released can create spectacular and dazzling light shows.
And indeed, there will be increased chances to see the Northern Lights often over the next few weeks, as faster than normal solar winds will interact with the Earth’s magnetic field.