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Forum staff reports, Published April 14 2013

Northern lights may be visible tonight

FARGO – Look up at the sky tonight, and you just might see the northern lights.

Aurora borealis may be visible “from the Arctic as far south as New York, the Dakotas, Washington and Michigan, with a smaller possibility of it going into Pennsylvania and Iowa, even Kansas,” around 7 p.m., according to accuweather.com.

The sight is caused by a solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to the website. The best view of the northern lights will be in the mid-Atlantic, because other areas, like North Dakota, may be obstructed by cloud cover.

For more information, visit www.accuweather.com.