Northern Lights forecast for tonight in Birmingham

Experts monitoring activity on the Sun that caused Northern Lights displays on Monday night across Birmingham agree that they are set to return tonight (early Thursday morning) as another Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), that causes the Northern Lights to dance across the night sky, is directed towards earth.

 

 

 

 

NASA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA) said that the Sun’s activity

will likely enhance geomagnetic conditions to G3 (Strong) levels in the early hours of 25 June,”

which, if it materializes as predicted, could cause Northern Lights displays late Wednesday (24th June) and in the early hours of Thursday morning (25th June).

The Met Office’s space weather centre has also been monitoring this second Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun, adding;

If it behaves as expected, it could send another batch of charged particles into earth’s upper atmosphere on Wednesday night, with the possibility of another Northern Lights display that could equal Monday night’s.

With yet another great chance for Aurora enthusiasts to experience this incredible natural event, Jonny Cooper, director of Off the Map Travel, and Northern Lights travel said;

To have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights around Birmingham you need clear dark skies and a clear view north. It’s a good idea to look on a map and travel to an elevated location with an uninterrupted view to the north, with as little light pollution possible. You need to be there at least 30 minutes after sunset, but the darker the skies the better, so make sure you wrap up warm and be patient.
Experiencing the Northern Lights has been life changing for me and many others, so it’s well worth getting out there and planning a good spot from which to see them. Good luck.”

Northern lights image taken by Off the Map Travel

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