Deanna and Justin In The Morning

Hollywood Kyle and his girlfriend Grace witnessed the Northern Lights while road tripping in Iceland this past February. This is a shot taken by their iPhone!

Delawareans have a chance to see the northern lights next week (July 2023) according to the Space Weather Prediction Center. The Northern Lights are a naturally occurring light phenomenon in the sky, caused by solar winds coming from the sun and the Earth’s magnetic field. The phenomenon is also known as the aurora borealis.

The Northern Lights could appear over 17 U.S. states on July 13th, 2023.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute forecasts that auroral activity will be high next Thursday, visible in parts of Canada and the United States.

Delawareans have a chance to see the northern lights next week, by visiting neighboring states such as New York or Maryland. If you want to make it a weekend camping trip, you could also head north up to Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont where there’s naturally less light pollution than Delaware.

The best chance of viewing the Northern Lights is typically at night time, from 10pm to 3am in your local area’s time. The key is to get as far away from any source of light as possible. You need total darkness in order to see the aurora borealis.

Hollywood Kyle and his girlfriend Grace actually had the privilege of witnessing the Northern Lights in Iceland this past February. Kyle and Grace shared some of their photos they captured of the green hues dancing in the sky below. While road tripping from Reykjavik to Vik, Iceland, it was the middle of the night when they went tracking them down. Grace navigated them to a spot where there was potential auroral activity happening in the sky and she was right! While driving down the road, Kyle spotted a group of other tourists looking up and out of their window. They decided to pull over and see what the commotion was. Sure enough, large green hues of what looked like dust danced in the night sky. A truly breathtaking experience.

Seeing the aurora is a very rare opportunity being presented to so many states across the United States next week! Mark your calendars.

Over 10 states listed below are predicting a chance to see the northern lights on July 13th!

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