We know it’s a weeknight, but hear us out. It’s the best one yet to get outdoors and put on your stargazer’s hat. As the skies break clear, a treat is in order as you can see the Northern Lights over Washington today and tomorrow.\nThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a magnetic storm watch for 24 hours. This usually wreaks havoc on navigation equipment and radio waves.\nBut a fun side effect of that is, we get to see the ethereal dance of the Aurora Borealis from Washington towns.\nMake sure to clear your schedules, and look up tonight because the lights are supposed to be at their peak, according to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.\nView this post on Instagram A month ago, we went Aurora chasing. We traveled up Mt Raineir, to Sunrise Point, but we were socked in with fog,. Then we drove to Mukilteo because others were getting shots from there. We got there too late. Defeated, we went home empty handed of Aurora, but had a blast in the chase. The next night we went to eastern Washington, hoping for better luck. Nothing, but again had a great time! Family adventures, nothing better. Two weeks ago, Aurora was showing her pretty face again. But there were clouds, rain, snow on the passes (no going east, didn't want to get stuck) so we went west. As far west as we could get. This shot was taken at Neah Bay on September 28th at 2- something a.m. _______________________________________________ @master_shots #mastershots @ig_brilliant #ig_photooftheday #womenexplore #artofvisuals @artofvisuals #aov #womenempoweringwomenphotographers #nikonusa #tamronusa @tamronusa #tamron #familyadventures #familyfun #aurorachasing #auroraborealis #washingtonaurora #northernlights #northernlightswashington A post shared by Chandra ☕ (@forevermore_lost) on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:53pm PDT\nAlthough the Aurora watch starts at 4 p.m. PST on Wednesday, November 20, it's supposed to peak between 9 p.m. tonight and 3 a.m. on November 21.\nView this post on Instagram • • “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt • • My wanderlust is in full gear. I’ve driven close to 3,000 miles in the last three or so weeks. It seems like September is my month to catch Miss Aurora’s dance. This was my first time hunting for her in Washington and I’m so glad I did. Adventuring with my friend Josh is always fun and this time, we were lucky to have Candee with us. • • We left Yakima with hopes of finding her in Ellensburg. We saw her faintly but decided to head to Vantage. As I drove on 90, she made her presence known as she glowed on the horizon. We checked her out before we crossed the Columbia but she got shy on us. We get to the Wild Horse Monument and the wind is bone chilling but that briefly is forgotten as she glows on the horizon again. We take some test shots and she again get shy and clouds begin to roll in. I get word that Moses Lake is clear, so we head that way. We find a little house but aren’t happy with the comp as it’s not quite right for her dance. With the help of a friend, we find this barn. We take test shots and she’s softly dancing for us. We grab our gear and shoot. • • While shooting on Lofoten spoiled me for life on her big dances, the hunt for this shot was very fun. • • The bonus was driving through Toppenish NWR on the way home and spotting a great horn, juvenile hawks and eagles, and a herd of horses. • • Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed Explore • Adventure • Photograph • • Nikon D850, Nikkor 14-24, RRS TVC-24L, all carried in my kick-ass Shimoda bag • • #starrynight #nightscaper #aurorachaser #auroraborealis #theartofnight #night_shooterz #cascadiaexplored #cascadia_nightshots #destinationpnw #pnwshooters #pnwcrew #wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #nikonusa #nikonglobal #nikonartists #nikonlove #kgwnews #myrrs #explore_adventure_photograph A post shared by Thea Martin (@thea.martin.pdx) on Oct 23, 2019 at 7:28pm PDT\nYour best shot at seeing the Auroral activity is in the darkest of places.\nSo get out of the city where there's minimal light pollution. According to the Aurora Borealis Washington State, a Facebook group for aurora borealis enthusiasts and aurora chasers in Washington State, "anywhere that has a dark open view to the north/northeast" is recommended.\n"This can be on a lake, in the mountains, on a beach in Puget Sound, on the top of a plateau or ridge," says the group. Mukilteo, Anacortes, Snoqualmie Pass, Edmonds, Mt.Baker, Whidbey Island, Greenlake and Alki Beach are all top favorites of Aurora chasers in the Evergreen State.\nIf you can't, don't fret. According to the Institute, weather permitting, it could also be visible low on the horizon from Seattle and Des Moines.\nView this post on Instagram I know I mostly post portraits on here, but one of my top three favorite things to do in the world is try to see northern lights. I’ve only seen them with my eyes twice in the past two years, despite spending a lot of time in the dark taking pictures of the sky. Luckily, they’re sometimes visible in Washington and even though it’s totally hit or miss if they’ll show up, it’s still pretty easy to predict when the possibility may be. This past weekend was one of those times (they were seen as far down as Crater Lake!) and though they only showed up for a few minutes to the naked eye (and looked very gray), it’s still SUPER exciting to see it, and fun enough to try to photograph it that I stayed out for a few hours taking a picture every so often with the company of @versusmediafanzine (Thank you!!!). What I didn’t realize is that even though I had a hard time seeing it the whole time even on the screen, my camera was picking up way more color than I thought it was — exciting! All of the photos here have been edited, but if you scroll to the end, you can see a slow time lapse of all of my photos — unedited, uncropped, at different ISOs and seconds, and partly tilted. Still working on that! Love it so much! 🌃💚💙🌌 P.S. Sorry for the lousy Instagram compression. 😕 A post shared by SARAH CASS (@sarahcass) on Sep 5, 2019 at 9:52pm PDT\nWeather gods need to bless us with good weather for us to have the best shot at seeing this spectacle. So, here's praying for clear skies!\nEditor's note: The cover image is for illustrative purposes only.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.