Spectacular Northern Lights Show Predicted Tonight - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Spectacular Northern Lights Show Predicted Tonight

Published October 14, 2016

Photo by
Art Bicnick

If the clouds cooperate, you could have up to a 90% chance of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland tonight.

The Icelandic Met Office reports that south Iceland in particular is well situated to see some spectacular displays later tonight. The south coast will be subjected to a considerable amount of aurora activity, but they should also be visible in the greater Reyjkavík area, especially after midnight.

At the same time, Vísir points to another source for aurora forecasts: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who have issued a “moderate geomagnetic storm warning” for the upper northern hemisphere.

As can be seen by the NOAA’s colour-coding, pretty much the entire southern half of Iceland is in the +90% zone for aurora activity.

With this in mind, we need only the clouds to be mercifully absent for yet another amazing Northern Lights show, which have been particularly prominent lately.

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