Look up: the Northern Lights may be visible in Michigan on Monday night

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(WWJ) -- There’s a chance the stunning phenomenon known as the Northern Lights may be making an appearance in Michigan this week.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center, the entire state of Michigan falls within range of the aurora’s viewing area from 11 p.m. on Monday through 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

Still, the best chances to see the lights will be in Northern Michigan, where clearer skies are predicted overnight in that area, with more cloud coverage expected for the lower part of the state.

The Northern Lights are a result of atoms and molecules in Earth’s atmosphere clashing with a solar flare from the sun that occur during solar storms, resulting in the iconic glow of green, red and purple in the sky.

They were visible in some parts of Northern Michigan back in April.

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