Northern lights will be seen further south


Each glimpse of the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, originates from a particular region on the solar surface.

Due to increasing solar activity, there could be enough of these cosmic glimpses during the next year and a half.

An important indicator for forecasting the aurora borealis has shown a sharp increase in sunspot observations since the end of 2022 that has beyond previous estimates.

Scientists predict that if it continues, the following 18 months may bring the most northern lights activity of the next ten years as well as the previous twenty.

This incredible show will drift further south and be seen more regularly from a wider range of locales throughout the globe.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado Boulder said, "Skywatchers are excited."

At its peak in 2019, the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel—a scientific assembly with worldwide representation supported by NASA and NOAA.

Predicted sunspot activity with an initial count of about 110 to 115 sunspots, below normal.