Opportunity to Witness Northern Lights in Central North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina – After the breathtaking displays of the Northern Lights on Friday and Saturday nights, residents of central North Carolina have another opportunity to witness this mesmerising phenomenon on Sunday night.

Get ready for a delightful surprise this Mother’s Day as the mesmerising aurora is set to light up the night sky once more. However, to capture the complete magnificence, you may need to use a long exposure camera, as a significant portion of the aurora’s splendour may go unnoticed by the human eye.

For the best chance to witness the mesmerising Northern Lights, it is recommended to plan your viewing between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 2 a.m. on Monday. It is advised to find a location away from the bright lights of the city to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

The recent appearance of the Northern Lights in North Carolina is due to powerful geomagnetic storms, reaching G5 strength, as explained by the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Centre.

Skywatchers have had an extraordinary weekend, as uncommon and powerful geomagnetic storms have sparked breathtaking shows of the Northern Lights.

According to the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Centre, there is a forecast for additional fast-moving coronal mass ejections to interact with Earth’s magnetic field until Sunday night. This will give residents another chance to witness this incredible natural phenomenon for the third time in a row.

The aurora on Saturday was so powerful that it could be seen all the way in Florida, much to the delight of skywatchers in the area.

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