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Northern lights may put on a show in Kamloops and Okanagan this weekend

Kamloops and Okanagan photographers, get your cameras ready as the northern lights are expected to be visible in the region overnight Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2019.
August 30, 2019 - 5:30 PM

You may get a glimpse of the northern lights this long weekend in the Thompson-Okanagan region if the clouds stay away.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the aurora borealis could be visible this weekend in southern Canada and several northern U.S. states, according to a CNN report.

The northern lights are expected to be visible Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, due to a geomagnetic storm.

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The best time to see the northern lights is a couple of hours before or after midnight under a clear, dark sky.

The weather office is forecast some clouds both Saturday and Sunday nights, so fingers crossed the sky will clear enough to see them.

The last geomagnetic storm to cause a similar phenomenon occurred in March when similar geomagnetic activity caused the northern lights to be visible in southern regions.

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