It’s the Best Time of Year for the Northern Lights

Northern lights (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

22 December 2023

The short days of winter give us longer nights at the best time of year for viewing the northern lights.

Pittsburgh is generally too far south and always has too much light pollution from city lights for viewing the aurora borealis so let’s enjoy beautiful scenes from the arctic.

video embedded from Richard Sidey on YouTube

Wondering what areas are due to see the northern lights tonight or tomorrow? See NOAA’s 2-day aurora forecast maps or the 30-minute forecast for predictions of beauty in the sky.

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