During a geomagnetic storm, the Northern Lights may be visible in far northern Utah

An area in far northern Utah is included in the viewing line for a strong geomagnetic storm on Friday evening, meaning some in the state may catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Those far away from city lights, possibly in the Bear Lake area, may be able to see the phenomenon if they look north and low on the horizon.

2News meteorologist Chase Thomason said the best time to view an aurora borealis is around midnight. The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies in northern Utah.

Utah’s northernmost peak is included in the main line of Friday night’s aurora forecast from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center.

Many in the state were able to witness the colorful spectacle almost a year ago, on April 23, 2023.

Send us any photos you see of the Northern Lights at