Northern Lights could be seen in Oklahoma tonight

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OKLAHOMA — Oklahomans could see a rare and incredible sight tonight.

Forecasters say the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, could be visible as far as Oklahoma City.

The map below shows the area that will have the best chance of seeing the lights.

KFOR meteorologist Matt Posgai says, “Northern Lights will be visible in the skies covered by the green and white line. Could see glow near horizon in OK.”

Here’s some advice from other experts if you’re trying to view the lights:

“Since clear sky and darkness are essential to see aurora, the best time is dictated by the weather, and by the sun rise and set times. The moon is also very bright, and should be taken into account when deciding on a period to travel for the purpose of auroral observation. You might see aurora from dusk to dawn throughout the night. The chances are higher for the 3 or 4 hours around midnight.”

So if you see a certain glow in the sky tonight, you’ll know what it is.


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