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The northern lights may be visible in Wisconsin Monday night

But you'll have to get away from city lights
Posted at 10:08 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 13:34:36-04

WISCONSIN — Some Wisconsinites may be able to see the northern lights Monday night, especially those who live in northern Wisconsin.

According to the Aurora Forecast from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, aurora activity will be high Monday night.

To see the lights, Wisconsinites will need to get away from city lights, and those in the Milwaukee area may need to head a bit north.

Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Brian Niznansky says cloud cover should clear out by about 10 p.m., and shouldn't hamper your potential view of the lights.

Scientists use a 0-9 scale called the Kp index which measures northern lights activity. Monday, the Kp index is expected to reach 6, which usually is high enough to see the lights.

So, head outdoors tonight and look to the skies! You may see the aurora borealis.

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