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Northern lights will dance across Canada again tonight

Many Canadians were privileged enough to enjoy a spectacular show in the sky on Friday night and even earlier this week.

Just outside of Kelowna in Beasley Park, the sky was full of colour and a few eager locals were able to capture the moment.

Dancing colours in the sky

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For those who missed the dazzling event, there's still a chance to see a good show this weekend.

Green #aurora on the farm πŸ“Έ: @dartanner #ShareYourWeather #TeamTanner

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Due to a Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CHHSS) which may produce an even bigger display, according to the United States National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA).

"These faster regions of the flow, known as Coronal Hole High-Speed Streams, (CH HSS), are caused by openings in the solar corona - the atmosphere of the Sun," said meteorologist, Scott Sutherland.

Allow me to reintroduce you to WINTERpeg ❄️

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"The corona is normally kept very close to the Sun's surface by a tangle of intense magnetic fields that protrude from the surface, but on occasion, an opening can develop in these magnetic fields, which allows solar particles to stream away at high speed. These openings are, appropriately, named coronal holes," he said.

As long as the skies are fairly clear, tonight and Sunday night should both provide an opportunity to see the Aurora Borealis.

Northern lights last nightπŸ‘. #interlake #Manitoba #auroraborealis #northernlights

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NOAA forecasted a geomagnetic storm to hit Earth earlier this week, which allowed for the stunning displays across Canada.

πŸ‡§πŸ‡·Uma das fotos que nunca saíram da minha cabeça e nem o momento que foi de arrepiar. Foi ha 3 anos atrás nesta mesma data, quando eu ainda morava no Canadá. Eu tinha uma camera e um tripé e tive que pesquisar na internet como fotografar Aurora Boreal e nesse dia ela explodiu no céu como fogos de artificio por toda parte, mudando de cores e eu nervoso tentando da o meu melhor pra poder guardar de lembrança esse momento. O resultado foi esse. Uma igreja no meio do nada e eu tentando fazer algo pra Capturar aquele momento que seria um dos mais belos da minha vida! Espero que dias assim voltem logo! 😍😊 bom final de semana amigos! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ✨ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈThere is no better way of celebrating the Saint Patrick’s looking at this beautiful photo I took some years ago at this same same date (17/03). I was still living in Canada and didn’t even know how to use my camera. I had a Canon 6d and a simple tripod, then I had to research online how to Photograph the Northern Lights. Then everything worked well for me, since finding this church in the middle of nowhere and managing to use the perfect setting to capture this lights. This day will always special for me. Hopefully i’ll be able to see the Aurora Borealis like that soon back in Canada! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜πŸ’š I wish everyone a great weekend and happy St Patrick’s day! + + + + + + #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places #bestplacestogo #earthpix #earthfocus #theglobewanderer #ig_worldclub #ig_shotz #globalcapture #earth_reflect #MissãoVT #travellingthroughtheworld #brasileirosporai #beautifulmatters #skyscannerbrasil #discoverearth #yyc #yycnow #got__greatshots #ig_world_colors #travelalberta #TLPicks #destinosimperdiveis #northernlights #canon_photos #amazing_destinations #earth_destination #vivamaishistorias #explorecanada #gostariadeir

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But if you missed it, Aurora Chasers can have their chance tonight and Sunday night.

For the best viewing conditions, check your weather forecast to ensure you'll have clear skies.

<who> The Weather Network </who> A map of the potential aurora visibility for different geomagnetic storm strengths. The Kp = 5 line denotes the extent of auroras during a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm. Kp = 7 is for a G3 (strong) storm. Kp = 9 is for a G5 (extreme) storm. Even-valued Kp indices, and thus geomagnetic storm strengths, generally fall between the lines on the map. (Anything less than Planetary K-index of 5 is considered "substorm" levels).

Then, do your best to get away from any light pollution.

Lastly, bundle up, as the show doesn't always start right away. It may require some patience and toughness to wait for the spectacle to begin.



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