The Aurora Borealis is a sight to behold and this week, Canadians with their eyes on the skies might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them.

From Vancouver to Calgary, Winnipeg to Toronto, a massive geomagnetic storm could push the Northern lights into the space above southern Canada on Thursday, March 31st, according to the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Centre and The University of Alaska.

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A Gaseous collision of particles and our atmosphere, these incredible lights are often visible from destinations like the Yukon, Norway, and Greenland; however, after a more significant solar flare, the Aurora is pushed down and out giving those closer to the US border a better seat for the colorful phenomenon.


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With what they call a G1 – G3 storm watch currently in effect, those lucky enough to live in an area with clear skies could be in for the show of a lifetime.

In fact, some cities, like Edmonton, Alberta might see back-to-back displays – but nothing is promised!

Photo via University of Alaska

Space weather, like the amount of rain or snowfall we get here on earth, can change on a dime so continue to keep your peepers on the forecast for this one.

As we write this, things are looking good – heck the moon (which will be in a waxing crescent phase) will even be cooperating – so cross your fingers!

You might just be able to finally cross “see the Northern Lights in southern Canada” off of your bucket list.