If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, scrap that trip to the Arctic.
Just step outside tonight.
Thanks to a geomagnetic storm — and clear skies — Connecticut residents may see the rare phenomenon this evening.
The Northern Lights — technically, Aurora Borealis — results from electrons colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere near the North Pole.
But — according to NBC Connecticut — our state is on the “very southern fringe” of areas that may be able to see the Lights this weekend.
Of course, this is not northern Canada or Scandinavia. Among the many differences: We have plenty of light pollution.
So if you’re on the lookout, NBC advises, find a dark area away from street and city lights.
Then look north.
(Hat tip: Chip Stephens)