The northern lights will continue appearing across parts of the contiguous U.S. this week, Accuweather reports, giving stargazers rare access to the most epic light show on Earth.
Viewers reported seeing the lights on Monday night and early Tuesday morning in Michigan and Iowa, thanks to a massive solar storm. The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Aurora Forecast predicts it will continue Tuesday in parts of Vermont, Nebraska, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming.
The northern lights aren’t commonly seen in the lower 48 states; on our continent, they’re typically easier to spot in places like Alaska and Canada. But sometimes, when conditions are right, they appear further south — and it’s remarkable.
And if you can’t catch the northern lights stateside, you just might just have to take a trip somewhere exotic.