Northern Lights Viewing Tonight

12/10/2020 Updated at 8:00 pm

** Update 12/10/2020 8pm: The solar storm was not as strong as predicted. While the Northern Lights may still be visible tonight, they are not expected to be very strong.

Northern Lights

Something spectacular could happen tonight! The Northern Lights are forecast to push further south than normal, thanks to a large solar storm on Monday.

Some of you could see the Northern Lights tonight but clouds are a factor as they remain thick for many areas North of M-72. Best viewing time is through 4am.

They are expected to last through Thursday night with the best viewing time between 7pm and 1am.

Upper Peninsula

Skies are mostly cloudy here tonight, you may not see much at all in terms of clearing. It’s still worth stepping outside if you live in western Luce or Mackinac counties, you might see a few breaks in the clouds and you might catch a glimpse.

Northern Lower

Northwestern,Western Counties like Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, Benzie, Grant Traverse, and Leelanau will likely see enough clearing that you will be able to see some of the lights tonight. The further east you are the cloudier you will be.

Central Lower

Clearing skies are really helping out and you have a good chance to view them tonight. If you don’t see them tonight, you still have the chance to see them Thursday Night.


To view, Get away from city lights and give your eyes 5 to 15 minutes to adjust to the dark.

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If you catch a photo make sure you send them to us and you might get to see it on air tomorrow!