Nothing is promised, but if you’re out and about tonight – look up! According to Astronomy North, a G1 storm watch has been issued and those in Northern Alberta might see the Northern Lights tonight.

Classified as an 8 of 10 on the Aurora Forecast activity scale, Thursday, December 1st, 2022  has a “good chance of isolated minor auroral substorms and favourable conditions for major aurora activity.”

While the city of Calgary will likely be left in the dark, Edmonton, Fort McMurray and towns north of the capital, could be in for a starry night display – as long as there aren’t too many clouds.

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A collision of gaseous particles and our atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis is often visible to those living in the Northern hemisphere. However, every once in a while (when the sun is more active), the lights are pushed down and out giving Canadians further south a better seat for the show.

Of course, it is important to note that weather, no matter where you are in the solar system, can change– so don’t bet your life on your chances but stay enthusiastic.

Our advice? Sign up for the University of Alberta’s nifty Aurora Alerts and never miss the sky’s green glow again.

Good luck, bring snacks, and remember to tag us in your photos if you do see them and enjoy!