The Northern Lights May Be Visible Over Illinois This Week Due To A Solar Storm

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is a magical natural phenomenon of dazzling colorful lights that seem to dance across the sky. To see the northern lights in person is otherworldly, transfixing those who witness it, especially for the first time. Due to a powerful solar storm, residents of Illinois may be treated to a natural light show in the sky, although they might only be visible in the northern parts of the state.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

The year 2020 has been filled with a lot of darkness but seems to be ending on a brighter note with the appearance of the Northern Lights as well as another natural phenomenon, the Christmas Star.

Will you try to see the Aurora Borealis over the next few days?

For more information on the Aurora and current space weather, please visit the NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center’s website.

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