A bit of a rare occurrence in the skies above for some Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia communities this weekend ahead. Tonight we have the rare "New Moon Supermoon" and Saturday night we will have the opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis.The "New Moon Supermoon" will not be visible of course since it's in it's new phase but will likely be noticeable along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay and down toward Ocean City as the tide cycles are bit higher.It will be the closest "New Moon Supermoon" of the year with the next one arriving September 28th, 2019.
The Aurora Borealis on the other hand might just give some of us a show especially if you live away from well lit areas. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and NOAA Space Weather those living north of the north of the I-70 and I-68 corridor have a pretty good shot to see the highly active displays of the Aurora Borealis overhead. Whether you live in Inuvit, Alaska, Helena, Montana, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Toronto,Canada, Lincoln, Nebraska, or even Annapolis, Maryland the display looks to be viable on the low horizon.
Best viewing of course will be after sunset between 8pm and 12am on the low horizon. Try to stay away from well lit areas and if you can try to get to the higher terrain for better viewing. Right now those in northern Carroll, Baltimore, Harford, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties have the best chance to view this event.