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Aurora Borealis tonight a possibility for New York

Posted: 7:24 PM, Apr 13, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-13 19:24:00-04
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The northern lights in Abisko, Swedish Lapland, in March 2012. A geomagnetic storm could make auroras more visible in parts of the U.S. this weekend (Francois Campredon / AFP/Getty Images)

The Northern Lights may be visible in New York skies Saturday night, according to an Accuweather report.

Because of a solar flare on Thursday morning, Aurora Borealis may be seen in New York, the Dakotas, Washington,Michigan, and possibly even Pennsylvania, Iowa and Kansas.

The LA Times reports that the flare was the biggest of 2013 and in addition to a vivid, colorful light show, could possibly cause a radio blackout.

Accuweather estimates the light spectacular to begin at 8 p.m EDT.

But you may want to prepare to stay up late. There’s a chance the lights could show up anywhere from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m Sunday morning .