There is an added benefit to the sunny warm conditions we will have across New York State this weekend.

Since there is only a slight chance of clouds on Saturday and Sunday, there is a very good chance that you will be able to see the Northern Lights across the 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.

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According to meteorologists the best time to see the Northern Lights this weekend will be near Lake Ontario.

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