The Northern Lights may be visible in the mainland U.S. this week

This is due to a strong geomagnetic storm

This phenomenon is scientifically known as the aurora borealis

This typically occurs closer to North Pole, near Alaska and Canada

But the storm could push the aurora lights farther south Thu. & Fri.

It could be seen in regions of Pennsylvania, Iowa and Oregon

Check the forecast for signs of clouds that can block your view.

Pick a spot where there is little light pollution

Scan the skies ,northern lights can appear from all directions