Where to see the Northern Lights in Sweden
Lee Roden · 30 Sep 2016, 17:12
Published: 29 Sep 2016 13:20 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 Sep 2016 17:12 GMT+02:00
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Caused by solar winds clashing with the Earth’s atmosphere, a stream of the wind is currently colliding with the planet’s magnetic field, meaning Aurora Borealis visibility is likely to be high through Friday and the early hours of Saturday.
The elevated solar activity has created a small possibility of seeing the light show as far south as Malmö, and an even bigger chance of catching a glimpse around Gothenburg and south of Stockholm, provided the clouds stay away.
“We think there's a 35-40 percent chance that the Northern Lights can be seen from somewhere around the latitude of Malmö in the next four days,” Calle Bergstrand, one of the people behind the blog Northern Lights Sweden (Norrsken Sverige), told The Local on Thursday.
Bergstrand even gave The Local some tips for how to increase the chances of seeing them.
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Experts warned however that just because conditions suggest sightings are possible doesn’t mean they will actually happen. Above all, bad weather can spoil the party, so check local forecasts.
If you're in the country's three biggest cities this weekend it's worth keeping your eyes open just in case. Any readers lucky enough to see the Northern Lights can send pictures to email@example.com.