Spectacular Light Show Could Be Visible In Our New Jersey Skies Tonight
There's something in the skies in Pennsylvania and New Jerseytonight, and no, it's not a bird, a plane, or superman!
I love looking up at the night sky, especially now that I live here at the Jersey Shore.
Any time there's an opportunity to write about some of the amazing things that happen in our skies, I can't help but jump on it.
Over the summer, I've followed two super moons and a meteor shower all of which were phenomenal, however, I believe tonight's astrological happening will be second to none.
It's something that doesn't happen very often in our state, let alone the lower 48 states so be sure to capitalize on it while you can!
So, what's happening in our skies tonight that's so intriguing?
I know you've heard of them if you haven't seen them in person before.
If you've been to Alaska, then there's a good chance you've seen this majestic display, and if you haven't then tonight (8/18) you're in for a treat.
The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis will be visible in our skies Thursday night into early Friday morning, according to NJ.com.
Why will the Northern Lights be visible in New Jersey?
In the NJ.com it's stated that coronal mass ejections from the sun are the culprit.
They will make the Northern Lights visible much further South than usual
What will the Northern Lights look like in New Jersey?
When I think of the Northern Lights, I picture long bands of green, blue and purple dancing in the night skies.
Since the plasma bursts from the sun are pushing the lights further South than normal, the Northern Lights will be fainter than what we normally think of.
NJ.com says to be on the look out for an almost greenish mist floating through our night skies.
Eerie, but awesome.
Some other things to consider, according to NJ.com is cloud coverage Thursday night as well as the natural light from the moon.
These things can cause a disruption in how visible the Northern Lights will appear to us.
Where can I view the Northern Lights in New Jersey?
Late Thursday night into early Friday morning will be the best viewing times, and you'll want to try and find a dark place that doesn't have too much light pollution.
Once you find your spot, look North and you should be able to see the spectacular Northern Lights right here in the Garden State.
If you see a guy with a long beard and binoculars walking around the neighborhood tonight, don't be alarmed that's just me trying to catch a glimpse at this rare light show in our night skies.