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Northern Lights in Houston: How to see them?

A historic geomagnetic storm caused a rare display of the northern lights in parts of the Houston area on Friday night.

People from Cypress, Baytown, Sealy and the Bolivar Peninsula posted photos of the spectacular pink and green hues in the sky on social media.

According to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, extreme geomagnetic storm activity has returned to “extreme” Level 5 conditions Saturday morning. They also mention that the activity of this storm will continue at least until Sunday.

People may be wondering how to capture this weather phenomenon on their mobile phones.

TIPS TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS PHENOMENON:

  1. Make sure you are in a very dark place.
  2. Set your camera facing north
  3. Set your camera for a long exposure time
  4. And don’t forget to share your photos and videos with us.

In Houston tonight, you can expect cloudy skies and even a chance for an isolated shower.