We’ve been really lucky this month that many of us here in New York State were blessed not once, but twice, to witness the gorgeous phenomenon of the Northern Lights. But some of us, well, weren’t as fortunate. 

Maybe the weather was too cloudy to see the beautiful display, you went to bed too early to catch them, or you just plain forgot. But if you’re one of the tons of people who missed the Northern Lights this May, the stunning photos all over our social media feeds of the ones that did are giving us serious FOMO. 

Good news, though– we’ve got a chance to catch them yet again. 

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What Are The Northern Lights?


Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a stunning space phenomenon caused by solar storms interacting with the Earth’s atmosphere, causing solar particles traveling through the planet’s upper atmosphere to look like dazzling patterns of colorful light.

If you’ve seen the Northern Lights before, you know just how incredible they are to see, and people across the world are obsessed with viewing them, with Space.com calling the event the “Holy Grail of sky watching.”

Now we know that if you missed them the last two times, or if you’re dying to see them again, we may have another chance. 

Northern Lights Could Be Visible Again Soon In New York State

Get ready!

Since the sun rotates every 27 days, the sunspot that caused the flare earlier this month will once again be facing Earth’s direction very soon– specifically, June 6th– right when the new moon arrives. 

This crazy perfect timing, combined with the good chance that there’ll be some solar activity, sets us up for a really good chance of catching those gorgeous Northern Lights. 

We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely (weather permitting) not going to miss it this time!

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