Aurora Borealis vividly paints the night sky in northern Ohio

The “Northern Lights” could return again this week.

Aurora Borealis vividly paints the night sky in northern Ohio

TOLEDO, OH (WOIO) - Northern Ohio got a rare treat Monday when the Aurora Borealis painted the night sky in the Toledo area.

Typically, the natural phenomenon -- also known as the “Northern Lights” -- only makes it this far north due to geomagnetic storms that create coronal mass ejections, according to 19 News Meteorologist Kelly Dobeck.

If you missed out on the view last night, The Space Prediction Center reports another geomagnetic storm could arrive later this week, making Aurora viewing possible the the nights of May 15 and 16.

Unfortunately clouds are in the forecast for both nights, but a few breaks could give some of us a great view.

While you were sleeping, they were dancing.... Last night for a brief moment the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)...

Posted by Tyler Hofelich on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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