Recent solar activity on the sun will likely trigger Northern Lights in the higher latitudes early this week, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.
“Strong” activity is likely Monday night, according to the center, with “moderate” activity likely to continue into Tuesday.
The Northern Lights may be visible in New England during that time, but unfortunately far Northern New England will be underneath clouds Monday night. Typically the display is best the farther north you go, unless clouds impede the view like tonight.
When looking for the Northern Lights, formerly called the Aurora Borealis, look low on the horizon and try to avoid city lights.
While we may catch a glimpse of the lights here in New England, by far the most vivid displays are likely in places like Alaska and Canada.