This was completely unexpected. Thanks to a sudden solar storm, the northern lights were visible over many parts of Missouri this weekend.

Get our free mobile app

I saw this report by Newsweek which said the northern lights were visible extremely south on Saturday night, September 2, 2023 including Missouri and Colorado. It was because of a sudden G2-class geomagnetic storm which was completely unexpected, but it lit up the Missouri skies with brilliant colors.

If you look at NOAA's Space Weather forecast website, it shows you where the aurora borealis will be visible on any given day. It is extremely rare to see their forecast include states as far south as Missouri. My understanding is that on the night of September 2, 2023, Missouri was still NOT on their forecast map, but the solar storm was so strong, the northern lights were visible anyway.

It just goes to prove that even space weather is hard to predict. You can check NOAA's aurora borealis forecast for yourself to see when these magical lights may brighten Missouri skies again.

34 Stunning Photos Of Magical Night Of Northern Lights In Minnesota + Wisonsin

May 19, 2023 was a night I'll always remember. The Northern Lights put on quite a show for a brief period of time. They were so bright you could even see them in town with the bright city lights. Here are some fantastic images submitted by B105 listeners.

4 Super Fun Facts About Northern Lights.

The Northern Lights put on quite the show when they do appear. Living in Big Sky Country (Montana), you have the opportunity to get one of the best shows in the United States. With darkness falling across most of the state, you will have the opportunity to see the brightest colors.

Here are four fun facts you may not know about the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

cc: Farmers Almanac

More From 100.9 The Eagle, The Tri-States' Classic Rock Station