Northern lights may be visible across Merseyside TONIGHT (if skies clear)

Northern Lights over Hoylake - CREDIT: David Chennell
Northern Lights over Hoylake – CREDIT: David Chennell

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Centre in the US has issued a rare magnetic storm watch from Monday November 2.

The Northern Lights are most likely to be visible from 6pm – 11pm.

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The spectacular natural phenomenon is created by fast moving charged particles from a high speed solar winds from the sun.

This activity is expected to increase during the storm watch period if skies clear.

However, with the weather most likely to be cloudy on Merseyside the magnetic storm may be not be visible, the best we can hope for is a break in cloud later.

Merseyside has been issued another weather warning as the Met Office expects a 3rd day of heavy fog will hit the region on Tuesday.


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