Northern Lights Viewing Possible Tonight in Wyoming | Big Horn Basin Media

Northern Lights Viewing Possible Tonight in Wyoming

Written by on September 29, 2020

If you have always wanted to see the northern lights, tonight might be your chance to do so.  The Aurora Borealis may be visible in several parts of the country including Wyoming.

According to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks‘ Geophysical Institute aurora forecast, high activity is predicted for tonight and possibly tomorrow.  This activity is measured on what’s known as a Kp-index using a 0-9 scale.  When the number is 6 or above, there is a chance the see the northern lights in Wyoming.

The Kp-index prediction for tonight is a 6 and tomorrow a 5.  The conditions near Cody are favorable with clear skies in the forecast all day long.

The general concensus is that the best time of day to see the lights is from 9:30pm to 1:00am.  While northern lights viewings are not common around here, they are still possible with the right conditions.

In order to have the best chance of seeing them, location is crucial.  It is important to go somewhere with little to no light pollution and a clear view of the horizon.

With the recent Mullen Fire, some parts of Wyoming may be too hazy to view the northern lights.

Good luck and happy viewing!



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