The Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, could be visible over South Dakota Friday night due to a solar flare eruption earlier in the week. It's rare to see the Northern Lights over South Dakota, but due to the energy within this geomagnetic storm in the earth's atmosphere, they could be visible as far south as Nebraska.

According to, the best viewing times will be around midnight but may be visible as early as sundown.

The Sioux Falls weather forecast seems to cooperate as well. Clear skies and cool temperatures in the 30's are predicted through Saturday morning. graphic graphic


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