Residents across New York State could have a chance to see the Northern Lights right from their backyard this weekend.


This weekend could be the best time all month to see Aurora Borealis here in New York State.

 

WHAT IS THE AURORA BOREALIS?

The Northern Lights or Polar Lights happen when the light from the sun hits the magnetic fields of the Earth's atmosphere and produces a variety of colors.

WHEN CAN I SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?

Usually, the best time to see Aurora Borealis is between November and February but it is possible to see it outside those times. Usually, the best time to see the Northern Lights is 9 pm and 2 am.

CAN I SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS WITH THE NAKED EYE?

Yes, you can, but what you see won't look like the photos you see on the internet. Cameras use a form of long exposure and this allows for the capture of colors and details that are impossible for the human eye to detect.

Get our free mobile app

According to meteorologists the best chance to see the Northern Lights is to be far from artificial lights from towns and cities. Looking over bodies of water like Lake Ontario and Lake Erie is helpful since there isn't much light on the water.

Photos Of Josh Allen Golfing

Josh Allen is good at football, but he is also good at golf.

Gallery Credit: Dave Fields

5 Great Spots For Family Photos In Western New York

If you are looking for that very "Buffalo" family photo, check out these 5 locations for the perfect Buffalo family photo.

Gallery Credit: Dave Fields

Best Concerts Ever Performed In Buffalo New York

We asked music lovers from all over Western New York what was their favorite concert they saw in the 716.

Gallery Credit: Dave Fields

More From The New 96.1 WTSS