The Northern Lights May Be Visible Over Virginia This Week Due To A Solar Storm
By Beth|Published December 10, 2020
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
The night sky is a magical thing. Here in Virginia, we’re blessed with an abundance of Dark Sky Parks that allow us to enjoy a magnificent array of stars, constellations, and meteor showers. And every once in a while…something truly magical happens. Meteorologists have predicted that it may be possible to see the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, from Virginia tonight. Experiencing this rare and awe-inspiring event from the mid-east is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And while nothing is guaranteed when it comes to solar activity, it may be worth putting on some layers and looking up at the night sky this evening.