Watch for the northern lights in Madison

This natural phenomenon may make its second appearance in Madison this

The northern lights make an appearance over some trees.

Northern lights are created when electric particles enter Earth’s atmosphere at a high speed. | Photo via Unsplash

The northern lights (aka the aurora borealis) may make its second appearance of the year in Madison soon.

Although the phenomenon is notoriously hard to predict, the sun has recently been emitting solar flares that could result in a geomagnetic storm that expands the reach of the aurora.

The best way to track the aurora? NOAA has an experimental aurora dashboard that includes the likelihood of seeing the lights tonight or the following night as well as a 30-minute forecast tracker that will let you know of the location and intensity of the northern lights.

Looking for more celestial events happening this year? Check out our 2023 celestial calendar and start planning your summer stargazing expeditions.

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