Keep an eye on the southwest sky after sunset for the next two weeks.
Jupiter (bright red) and Saturn (small white) are bright in the southwest sky near the horizon.
The two planets are approaching, and will appear closer to the winter solstice on December 21 than they have in the last 800 years.
A large connection near the winter solstice is sometimes called the Christmas star. This rare planetary alignment has not occurred in about 800 years.
Is Northern Lighting Possible?
A solar storm erupts an energy called “coronal mass ejection” towards the earth.
Northern lights are most likely over the next two nights when the eruption comes in contact with the Earth’s magnetic field. Forecast for the “Auroral Oval” North lights near North America are more likely after midnight Wednesday night until Thursday morning.
Wednesday night There are some clouds in some parts of Minnesota, but keep an eye out if you have clear skies.
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