Northern Lights coming to the Spokane area!


Northern lights

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Skywatchers in the Inland Northwest should be treated to a spectacular light show Sunday night into Monday morning. 

A geomagnetic storm from the sun is expected to make the Northern Lights visible for Washington, Idaho and Montana, according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center. 

If you get away from the city lights, you should be able to see them late Sunday night into Monday morning. So feel free to tell your boss that's why you're a little tired, and let them know KHQ's Leslie Lowe said it was okay. 

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A recent solar flare erupted out of a sunspot late Thursday, which released a wave of charged particles that is now headed toward Earth. The aurora happens when those particles get caught up in Earth's magnetic field, and causes the green colors you see. 

The National Weather Service says between 11pm and 2am will be your best times to view. 

(story and photos: KHQ.com)

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