NEW YORK — A spectacular once-in-a-lifetime show could reveal the New York sky on Monday night — even if the weather, light pollution levels, and luck were to be adjusted.
The Northern Lights could possibly illuminate the state sky with an awe-inspiring place. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a moderate geomagnetic storm surge on Monday, noting that northern lights could be visible as low as Washington, New York and Wisconsin.
The storm is classified as a “G2” on the Space Weather Prediction Center’s five-point scale due to a coronal mass ejection from the sun on Saturday.
Despite being only moderately powerful, a G2 storm can be of equal size to make the Northern Lights visible in the area. Viewers would need a break in the cloudy skies that are predicted, and they will have to hunt for areas without light pollution – certainly not easy to find in New York City.
The Space Weather Prediction Center has a list of tips for viewing the aurora and updates its dashboards regularly with the latest geomagnetic conditions.