Aurora chasers look out and look up. The northern lights’ activity level is expected to be high starting Sunday and through most of next week.


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute expects the aurora at a level 6, on a scale of 1 to 10, Sunday. Heading into the workweek Monday, and through Thursday, the aurora is forecast to stay at a level 5, the Geophysical Institute said.


Your view will depend on the weather and light. In Anchorage, the sun will set at 9:38 p.m., Sunday. The problem might be with weather, though.


“Unfortunately, we will see increasing clouds throughout the weekend in Southcentral beginning today (Friday),” KTVA meteorologist Rachel Penton said. “We should be mostly cloudy by Sunday with scattered rain showers on the western Kenai coast. There may be some breaks in the clouds, but we won’t see clear skies. We’ll be pretty cloudy statewide on Sunday night, but the least amount of clouds will be over the Interior.”


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