There's a chance we could see the Northern Lights Thursday night

The Northern Lights may be visible in the mainland U.S. this Thursday or Friday due to a strong geomagnetic storm.

This is one of the most exciting and awe-inspiring sights on Earth.

The Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.

G1-G3 Watches are in effect for 17-19 August, 2022 due to likely CH HSS and CME influences.

The effects of a strong G3 storm, caused by flare ups on the sun through Aug. 19 mean there could be visible aurora borealis

NOAA Space Weather does not indicate the best times to try to see the aurora, but McFarland advised waiting until it’s dark and looking to the north.

This causes the Earth’s magnetic field to become unsettled, and if that lasts long enough, can become a geomagnetic storm

The phenomenon, known scientifically as the aurora borealis, typically occurs closer to the North Pole, near Alaska and Canada.

The sun's activity is volatile, and in some cases, the disturbances are so strong they can pull the Earth's magnetic field away from our planet that is an aurora.