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Aurora Borealis may light up the sky in Revelstoke

The Aurora Borealis is likely to be visible in many spots across the country
Black Press file photo, September 18, 2023, Lake Country

Friday evening is looking like it’s going to be a good night to see the northern lights in Revelstoke, and across the country.

The Canadian Space agency refers to the northern lights, or aurora borealis, as a “spectacular, colourful display of light commonly seen in the night sky in the northern hemisphere.” The agency explains that “both the northern lights and the southern lights are polar lights, or aurora polaris, because they occur near Earth’s magnetic poles.”

The Weather Network is reporting that a “severe geomagnetic storm may spark widespread auroras over Canada on Friday (May, 11).”

The Weather Network noted that many parts of Eastern Canada may have their view obstructed with cloudy skies, but that the best spots to catch a glimpses of the aurora borealis will be the wester Praries and into British Columbia, with the best time to catch the illuminated skies in B.C. between 8-11 p.m.

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