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Another chance to see northern lights tonight

The northern lights over Barriere on March 17, 2015.
Image Credit: Ellen Monteith
March 18, 2015 - 4:30 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If you weren’t able to find a clear spot to view the northern lights yesterday, or the day before, tonight might finally be your night.

There were major storm intervals in the past 24 hours, according to Natural Resources Canada reports, and the auroras are expected to be active with stormy intervals over the next 24 hours within our region. The Space Weather Prediction Centre notes while the geomagnetic storm is subsiding, minor storms are still possible.

Tonight the sky is expected to be clearer, though some parts of the region will be partly cloudy heading into the evening. The entire region is expected to experience increasing cloudiness overnight.

If you are heading out with the hopes of catching a glimpse of the northern lights, you will want to head for higher ground, away from city lights. Also be sure to dress appropriately, temperatures will drop to 3 to 5 Celsius in the valleys and will be even colder at higher elevations where the better views tend to be.

If you plan on bringing your camera, check out these tips for getting the most out of your night sky photography. If you are unsure of when to head out or where to look, you can also get aurora alerts sent to you through a forecast system.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

The northern lights over Barriere on March 17, 2015.
The northern lights over Barriere on March 17, 2015.
Image Credit: Ellen Monteith

The northern lights over Barriere on March 17, 2015.
The northern lights over Barriere on March 17, 2015.
Image Credit: Ellen Monteith

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