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Northern Lights show to hit area this weekend

A spectacular northern lights show may be coming to the area this weekend.

A geomagnetic storm on the surface of the sun from earlier this week has led to the aurora hitting the area this weekend.

Experts with the TELUS World of Science have added that these auroras may become more common and brighter than usual this winter.

The northern lights form when solar wind from the sun hits the Earth’s magnetic field. Rather than the Earth taking the brunt of these solar winds, they’re deflected around the planet, which creates the northern lights.

The University of Alberta is constantly monitoring Earth’s magnetic field and providing updates on the Aurora Watch website.

Experts added that the best way to see the northern lights for yourself would be to get as far away from the city, and light pollution, as possible.

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