Northern Lights fail to impress in the Inland NW - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Northern Lights fail to impress in the Inland NW

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

UPDATE: If you were anticipating a spectacular display of the Northern Lights Sunday night into Monday morning, chances are, you were disappointed. While some were able to catch a glimpse of the display, many on our Facebook pages shared stories and photos of failed attempts. The good news is that most people had a great sense of humor about it all so their photos are still pretty entertaining.

Check out some of the comments and photos in the Facebook post below.


PREVIOUS:
Skywatchers in the Inland Northwest should be treated to a spectacular light show Sunday night into Monday morning. 

A geomagnetic storm from the sun is expected to make the Northern Lights visible for Washington, Idaho and Montana, according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center. 

If you get away from the city lights, you should be able to see them late Sunday night into Monday morning. So feel free to tell your boss that's why you're a little tired, and let them know Leslie Lowe said it was okay. 

MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM PAST NORTHERN LIGHTS

A recent solar flare erupted out of a sunspot late Thursday, which released a wave of charged particles that is now headed toward Earth. The aurora happens when those particles get caught up in Earth's magnetic field, and causes the green colors you see. 

If you're out watching and you get some good photos, make sure you send them our way by posting them on our Facebook page

The National Weather Service says between 11pm and 2am will be your best times to view. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Spokane family discovers their new home destroyed

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:38 AM EST2017-11-18 06:38:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family's dream home turned into a house of horrors after a man breaks in, destroying everything inside.  It was a day the Gunther family had been waiting for, to move into their new home. But when she checked on the place during her lunch break Thursday, Brittanie immediately knew something was wrong.   All of the work her family had done to get their new home ready was gone. "I don't even know what's really 

    >>
  • Navy issues updated statement on 'irresponsible and immature act' after obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Navy issues updated statement on 'irresponsible and immature act' after obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-11-17 21:50:11 GMT

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

    >>

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

    >>
  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:34 AM EST2017-11-18 15:34:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died. Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spokane Police searching for missing elderly woman

    Spokane Police searching for missing elderly woman

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:57 PM EST2017-11-19 00:57:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating a missing elderly female. Spokane Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 86 year old Dorothy Ramon Gerske, she was last seen on Tuesday at 3pm, at 217 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Dorothy was last seen wearing a black sweater, red shirt, navy blue pants, brown orthopedic shoes, and glasses with a gold frame.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating a missing elderly female. Spokane Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 86 year old Dorothy Ramon Gerske, she was last seen on Tuesday at 3pm, at 217 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Dorothy was last seen wearing a black sweater, red shirt, navy blue pants, brown orthopedic shoes, and glasses with a gold frame.

    >>
  • Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family'

    Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, 'surrounded by family'

    Saturday, November 18 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-11-18 23:50:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida.    His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is "now conscious" and "surrounded by family." The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida.    His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is "now conscious" and "surrounded by family." The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided.

    >>
  • Hero officer saves lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber in Kabul

    Hero officer saves lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber in Kabul

    Saturday, November 18 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-11-18 23:46:40 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Fourteen people were killed and 18 others were injured when an attacker detonated a bomb at a political gathering a Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. But authorities say those numbers could be much larger had it not been for the selfless actions of one police officer.

    >>

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Fourteen people were killed and 18 others were injured when an attacker detonated a bomb at a political gathering a Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. But authorities say those numbers could be much larger had it not been for the selfless actions of one police officer.

    >>