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Northern Lights May Appear in Skies Over New York Suburbs

Those in the suburbs of New York City should have a clear view tonight.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
By Patrick Luce

A strong solar flare facing the Earth earlier this week may bring us a rare display of aurora borealis, or northern lights, overnight Wednesday into Thursday, according to reports. 

"Anyone in the suburbs of Boston, New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia has a chance at seeing this," said meteorologist Mark Paquette on the Accuweather website. 

The Hudson Valley, obviously, is in the geographic region where the lights may be visible. And skies are expected to be clear over the state Wednesday night, giving stargazers a shot at seeing the phenomenon. 

Read more: Sun unleashes massive flare, aurora possible in northern skies (Washington Post) Have you ever seen the northern lights in New York? Tell us in the comments!

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