One of the things on my Bucket List (yes, I totally have a list) is to see the Northern Lights (a.k.a. the aurora borealis) someday. (Although, I’m not especially picky… I could happily see the aurora australis instead and cross it off the list.) Tonight, it sounds like a lot more places than usual may witness the lights, possibly as far south as Colorado, Illinois, or Iowa.
Apparently, the sun emitted a large solar flare on Tuesday, so the energy from this is reaching Earth today. It will manifest in increased northern light activity further south. Hopefully a lot of areas that experienced the chilling polar vortex will be treated to a nice show in the sky.
I’m definitely too far south to witness the splendor. Boo. One day, though!!