For best shot at seeing Northern Lights, head a little north

New England residents may be able to see the Northern Lights on Sunday night, although visibility is expected to be greater farther north — and away from the bright lights of Boston.

The cause of the nocturnal light show, known as the aurora borealis, is a coronal mass ejection on Friday. The flare sent plasma on a two-day journey toward the Earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which houses the Space Weather Prediction Center. *| More…

| Boston Globe