Northern Lights Will Be Visible Over Parts of New Hampshire This Week
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Ready for some news about cool stuff in the New England night sky that doesn’t involve Exeter UFOs or creepy spy balloons??
The Northern Lights will be viewable this week over parts of New Hampshire, and possibly southern Maine. Best viewing for the Lights, a.k.a. the aurora borealis, is expected to be optimal on Wednesday and Thursday, with some visibility into early Friday morning, according to Patch NH.
The best times to see the lights are between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. According to the Space Weather Center, the sun let off a coronal mass ejection of plasma and magnetic field lines from the “outermost part of its atmosphere,” known as its corona (and yes, I very much agree with you that “My Corona” would make both an excellent and informative Weird Al Yankovic song).
This isn’t the first time this year the Northern Lights were viewable over the Granite State. According to WMUR, people in Plaistow and Kingston got a good view back in March.
If it feels like you’re having trouble keeping track of everything overhead lately, that's understandable. There’s been a lot going on in the sky, such as a green comet that passed directly over Northeast New England during the winter.
Soon after, many New Englanders rushed to their telescopes to observe a strange group of lights created by a SpaceX mission (before Elon Musk got distracted, when he should’ve listened to a famous New England author when it came to dolling out checkmarks on Twitter).
Photos from March’s Northern Lights show in New Hampshire can be found here on the u local New Hampshire Facebook group.