Denver (CBS4) – 2020 may have canceled many events, but it can’t stop the Northern Lights from making a big show. Aurora Borealis will have a big spike on Wednesday night from the 9th to Friday the 11th.
The explosion would be large enough to be seen further south than usual. The increase in visibility is caused by an additional powerful explosion of solar energy from a storm on the Sun known as coronary mass ejection (CME).
This rare phenomenon allows lights to be seen in so many areas that would not normally have the opportunity.
The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center released Geomagnetic Storm Alerts For Wednesday through Friday. Due to the collision of projected solar flares with the magnetic force of the North Pole, the auroras should strengthen and may be seen in an arc from Washington to Maine.
This might include a very small chance to see a flash from Denver to southern Wyoming.
Better views of the lights can be obtained by driving into Wyoming or Nebraska. A place like Sheridan for example would have a much better chance of seeing the lights than Denver.
If you are planning to display the best time is from Wednesday night to Thursday morning away from light pollution (city lights). Thursday night will be bright, but the climax of lights and an oncoming storm in the sky will not be clear.