Map showing the extent of the auroral oval just after 11 o’clock Central time this evening based on data from the POES satellite. Credit: NOAA
A strong wind of particles flowing from a solar coronal hole has upped the chances for northern lights at higher latitudes tonight. It may even spread as far south as the northern U.S. As of 11:30 p.m. CDT there was no storm, but activity is up. Keep an eye out just in case.