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AURORA ALERT: High chance to see the northern lights in St. Albert tonight

Send any photos you take of the northern lights tonight to Jen Henderson at [email protected]
8 - Northern Lights

St. Albertans will want to keep an eye on the sky tonight to experience a rare chance to see a light show.

The Weather Network (TWN) announced that residents in much of Canada and the United States would have a chance to see the northern lights on Friday, May 10. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Centre, has predicted a G4 level geomagnetic storm, the first storm of that magnitude in nearly 20 years. 

The geomagnetic storm, which causes the northern lights, is expected to last all weekend. 

According to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Centre, the G4 (severe) geomagnetic storm levels began at around 12:37 p.m. EDT on Friday, with the sudden and early arrival of the solar storm.

Geomagnetic storms are rated from a G1 (minor) to a G5 (extreme). 

In St. Albert, the best times to view the aurora will be between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Send any photos you take of the northern lights to Jen Henderson at [email protected].


Jennifer Henderson

About the Author: Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson is the editor of the St. Albert Gazette and has been with Great West Media since 2015
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