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Aurora borealis over Poland on Saturday night. Will the weather be good?

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The aurora borealis may appear in the Polish sky tonight. According to the popularizer of astronomy, Karol Wójcicki, there were perfect conditions for its observation. However, thick clouds may prevent you from admiring the phenomenon.

Karol Wójcicki, popularizer of astronomy and author of the blog “With your head in the stars”, announced on Friday evening that there were favorable conditions for observing the aurora borealis in the Northern Hemisphere. In Poland, the phenomenon may be visible even in southern regions.

“We have perfect conditions at the moment and the aurora borealis in the Polish sky is almost certain! Fortunately, it doesn't look like it will suddenly get worse,” he wrote on social media.


Aurora borealis – how to observe it?

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Wójcicki explained that we should look for the aurora borealis above the northern horizon, away from city lights. A very good place for observation is the coast of the Baltic Sea. We could start hunting for the phenomenon right after dusk.

What about the weather?

However, the weather may stand in our way of admiring the northern lights. According to the forecasts of tvnmeteo.pl forecaster Arleta Unton-Pyziołek, in most of the country the night will bring cloudy skies and rainfall, and in some places sleet. However, all is not lost – there may be some clearing during the night.

Read on: Weather for tomorrow – Saturday, April 20. Mixed rainfall and at times strong winds at night

Aurora borealis – what is it and how is it formed?

The aurora borealis is a light phenomenon that occurs mainly near the North and South Poles. The scientific name of the aurora borealis is aurora borealis within the North Pole and aurora australis near the South Pole.

This phenomenon occurs when energized gas particles sent by the Sun hit the Earth's upper atmosphere at high speed. The planet is protected from “attack” by its magnetic field. It redirects particles towards the north and south poles, and the particles interact with gases in our atmosphere, causing the characteristic multi-colored lights to appear.

Head in the stars, tvnmeteo.pl

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