Will the Northern Lights be visible in Idaho?

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 17:02:02-05

The Northern Lights might be visible in parts of the United States this week, including in Idaho.

A geomagnetic storm caused by a solar flare is allowing the Northern Lights to appear in areas where it's rarely seen.

The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) issued a geomagnetic storm watch from Wednesday to Friday. The map below shows prime viewing areas in the United States and Canada for the Northern Lights.

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For your best bet to see the light show, look north just above the horizon. The further you are from light pollution, the better. The only problem with seeing the lights will be clouds, which could ruin the show.