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Here’s How To Get The Best View If You Want To See The Northern Lights In Canada Tonight

The Aurora Borealis is dipping south this weekend, making it potentially visible all over Canada! 🤩

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If you missed catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis last night, don't panic! You could still see the northern lights in Canada tonight.

On Saturday, April 24, weather reports revealed this weekend may be a great opportunity to spot the dancing lights in Canada, thanks to a G2 geomagnetic storm that occurred earlier in the week.

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Even if you don't own any special equipment, experts at the Canadian Space Agency say it's pretty easy to spot the auroras. All you need is a "healthy dose of enthusiasm!"

With the lights expected to be visible across the country on Sunday night, you'll want to be ready a few hours after sunset. The agency says the lights tend to become more intense at around midnight.

To get the best view, you'll want a spot that's as free from light pollution as possible. Auroras can appear anywhere in the sky, so you should look all around you and consider checking the position of the auroral oval in real-time online.

Unsurprisingly, you'll have the best chances of spotting the northern lights if there are no clouds or rain. A bright moon will also make it harder to see the aurora. Good luck!

    Helena Hanson
    Trending Editor
    Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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