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The aurora borealis will be visible from much of North America, including Montana, tonight, May 10 due to a strong geomagnetic storm, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center. The SWPC issued a rare G4 watch, which has not been issued since January 2005. Suggested viewing times are between midnight and 3 a.m. when light pollution is lowest. Better news for those in southwest Montana – the forecast calls for clear skies, increasing night owls’ chances of catching the phenomenon.

Aurora viewline for Friday night. PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA

Those interested can track the forecast on NOAA’s website.

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