Northern Lights may be visible throughout Wisconsin over Labor Day weekend

James Marshall
August 30, 2019

According to the FOX6 Weather Experts, geomagnetic storms may allow for us to see the light show August 30 through September 1.

While this geomagnetic storm will arrive Saturday night, the stronger part of the storm will arrive Sunday night, which may push the Northern Lights as far south as IL in the overnight periods. The forecast map shows the visibility line dipping into southern Indiana. Better viewing conditions will be present in northern MI and Wisconsin, according to the projection.

The green is a pretty literal representation of the aurora. People in the white areas should be able to see it too
Northern lights could be visible in Milwaukee this weekend

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere, according to the Northern Lights Center.

A similar phenomena occurred in March, when a geostorm gave those in southern Canada and the northern USA a look at the northern lights. Clouds and rain chances are possible Sunday night, which will make our chances "quite low".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER