It was a clear day on Monday, let hope for a clear night tonight. If you're up late, look to the skies for what might be a great light show.

If the forecast holds true. the Northern Lights will be visible here in Illinois thanks to a big solar storm.

According to forecast issued from Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Aurora  Borealis might be visible as far south as Oklahoma City and Raleigh, N.C. The map below illustrates the areas of the United States that will have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

University of Alaska photo

Areas to the north of the solid green line will have the best chance of seeing the light show tonight. Best viewing times from 9pm-3am tonight.

Keep in mind, you will want to get out of the city lights to view the show.

Click HERE for some tips to increase your viewing experience.


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