Aurora could possibly be seen over New England in a single day

The cloudy skies are expected to clear late Wednesday night, which could give way for Massachusetts residents to see the Northern Lights. A recent solar flare is expected to cause the aurora borealis to become visible in parts of the state. “On late December 7th, the sun belched and sent a powerful current into space that was directed towards Earth. Now it has taken about two days for this bundle of energy to reach us, but as soon as it interacts with our atmosphere it will it does trigger a storm of aurors, “said Kelly Beatty, Senior Editor of Sky & Telescope.” We have the chance to see the northern lights here at our latitude, especially north of (Mass Pike), “said the StormTeam 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon. The best time to see the aurora is between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. “Make sure you are up this hour. You want to stay away from any light pollution and look north,” said Fitzgibbon. For Massachusetts, the subtle shimmer should appear low on the horizon and look like a wavy cloud to the naked eye, rather than the bright green fireworks that can be seen further north. If you have a camera, photos or videos can better see the green hue of the Aurora.

The cloudy skies are expected to clear late Wednesday night, which could give way for Massachusetts residents to see the Northern Lights.

A recent solar flare is expected to cause the aurora borealis to become visible in parts of the state.

“On late December 7th, the sun belched and sent a powerful current into space that was directed towards Earth. Now it has taken about two days for this bundle of energy to reach us, but as soon as it interacts with our atmosphere it will do it trigger a storm of aurors, “said Kelly Beatty, executive editor of Sky & Telescope.

“We have a chance to see the Northern Lights here at our latitude, especially north of (Mass Pike),” said StormTeam 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon.

The best time to see the aurora is between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

“Make sure you are up this hour. You want to stay away from any light pollution and look north,” said Fitzgibbon.

For Massachusetts, the subtle shimmer should appear low on the horizon and look like a wavy cloud to the naked eye, rather than the bright green fireworks that can be seen further north. If you have a camera, photos or videos can better see the green hue of the Aurora.

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