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Northern Lights may be visible in the Okanagan tonight

Lake Country resident Nick Clements captured the Northern Lights through his lens in Oyama, March 19, 2021.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Nick Clements
March 20, 2021 - 2:00 PM

An avid Aurora Borealis photographer captured the colourful night lights in the Okanagan and says tonight may provide another opportunity for residents to see them.

Nick Clement captured the beautiful green glow of the Northern Lights last night, March 19 in Oyama.

READ MORE: A photographer's how to guide to spot the Northern Lights in the Okanagan

He said tonight might be promising for a chance to see them in the Interior if skies remain clear.

Look north in spots that have little light pollution.

“Over lakes are great as you get the reflection. Oyama Lake, Beaver Lake, would be great spots," he said.

A minor geomagnetic storm watch is in effect March 20-21, according to Astronomy North, a northern non-profit dedicated to sky education and outreach.

A minor geomagnetic storm is predicted to take place overnight, March 20.
A minor geomagnetic storm is predicted to take place overnight, March 20.
Image Credit: Astronomy North

This means residents might be able to see them in the South, Clements said.

Peak activity is expected in the hours before and after midnight. Tonight's forecast is mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers in Kelowna.

 


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