Denver (CBS4) – 2020 may have canceled many events this year, but it could not prevent Northern Lights from hosting a big event. Aurora Borealis is going to get a big upsurge this Wednesday night from 9pm to Friday 11th.
The eruption will be larger than usual in the south. Increased visibility is caused by an extra strong explosion of solar energy from a storm in the sun known as coronal mass ejection (CME).
This rare phenomenon allows the lights to be seen in many areas that are generally inaccessible.
Published by NOAA’s Space Weather Forecast Center Geomagnetic storm warnings Wednesday through Friday. As the expected solar flares collide with the magnetic force of the North Pole, the aurora must be strengthened and can be seen on a curve from Washington to Maine.
This includes the slightest chance of seeing a flicker from Denver to South Wyoming.
You can see the best views of the lights by going into Wyoming or Nebraska. A place like Sheridan, for example, would have a much better chance of seeing the lights than Denver.
If you plan to see the best time, stay away from light pollution (city lights) until Wednesday night, Thursday morning. Thursday night will be bright, but it will not be the peak of the lights and will not be clear with the storm coming in the sky.