In Montana, we've been witness to some great celestial events. We are preparing for the Annular Solar Eclipse, which will take place this Saturday October, 14th. This event will be partially visible in Montana if the weather is clear. There are reports the next two years we may some other events that will be spectacular to witness, most notably the Northern Lights.

The Next Two Years the Northern Lights Should Be Spectacular in Montana

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The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are predicted to be impressive over the next two years, as reported by If you are craving the Northern Lights you will be in luck:

The good news is that the sun's 11-year cycle of activity is picking up and we will see more sun spots, flares and coronal mass ejections going forward than in the previous years. Coronal mass ejections are the most powerful source of charged particles emitted from the corona, the sun's upper atmosphere. When the sun shoots these geysers of plasma in the direction of Earth, wonderful auroras can be expected.


Where To Watch the Northern Lights In the United States

Fox News has put together their list of the best places to watch the Northern Lights and three spots in the United States made the list, including on of Montana's neighbors.

Priest Lake, Idaho Made The List Of Best Spots in the U.S.

If you want to take a drive to view the Northern Lights, you can head to Priest Lake, Idaho. They have made the list of one of the best places to see the Northern Lights in the U.S. The other two locations in the U.S. to make the list are Fairbanks, Alaska, and Lake Superior, Michigan.

If You Want To Use Your Passport, Try Iceland

If you want to use your passport, you can try Iceland, Sweden or Norway to see some of the most amazing Northern Lights on the planet. For me, staying in Montana and just taking a drive out of town may be the best bet. Keep your eyes peeled the next two winters, because the Northern Lights should be amazing.

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