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The chances of seeing the northern lights are higher for the next couple of nights, but Western Washington’s trademark fall weather could cloud things over. Literally. We’re talking about two types of weather here: The space weather side of the … Continue reading
Seattle’s final fling with hot weather featured a celestial fireworks show on Sept. 27, in the form of an auroral display that benefited from clear skies as well as a strong geomagnetic storm. The northern lights were pumped up by … Continue reading
The sun has been acting up this week, and normally that would produce auroral displays bright enough to see in Washington state. But this isn’t a normal week: Western skies have been obscured by wildfire smoke, and although westerly winds … Continue reading
You may not have been able to see the northern lights that arced over Western Washington and other northern regions of the U.S. early this morning, but your camera might have caught it. Space weather forecasters said there was a heightened … Continue reading
What could make a summer weekend with clear skies even more perfect? How about the northern lights? The chances of seeing auroral displays are better than usual tonight and Sunday night. That’s due to a geomagnetic storm that’s expected to … Continue reading