Space weather enthusiasts, you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout tonight. A solar storm is currently en route, with impact initially predicted for “early October 4th” although it looks like it is here for another night!

So, grab your layers and blankets, and get ready to relocate to a quieter spot this evening. You might just catch a glimpse of the stunning northern lights.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Space Weather Prediction Center issued an aurora forecast of 2 on the G-scale and a 6 on the KP scale (Moderate-Active) for October 4th. In other words, active auroral displays will likely be visible above most of Canada and parts of the northern U.S tonight.

A similar level of high auroral activity is predicted for Wednesday, October 5th, according to The University of Alaska Fairbanks. And while the display might not appear as vibrant as in the photos, the naked eye should still be able to spot a significant formation.

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Photo via The University of Alaska Fairbanks

“Highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Iqaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and Sept-Iles – and visible low on the horizon from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, and Halifax.”

And that’s all we’ve got for now, everyone. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the northern lights over the next couple of days!