Northern Lights Could Put On Quite a Show Over N.J. tonight

Don’t be alarmed if a bright swath of neon colors lights up the sky over New Jersey tonight. It’s not an extraterrestrial invasion or new-age fireworks. Rather, it’s the phenomenon known as northern lights which is the result of a collision of charged particles and atoms in the atmosphere.

The light show could be gorgeous.

AccuWeather reports a solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday will create the display. Clear skies over New Jersey should create ideal viewing conditions for the aurora borealis (or northern lights). Read more in Star Ledger.

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  1. To all you questioners, the article says read more in star ledger. If you’re so curious, you should’ve clicked on that link to find out that it was supposed to begin at about 8 pm and last several hours.

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