Northern Lights Could Be Visible In NY This Weekend

How cool is this? My friend Joanna brought it to my attention that the Northern Lights may be visible in New York tomorrow!

From SILive:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued a G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm alert for Saturday.

The range and intensity of the northern lights, which are typically only visible in areas of high latitudes (like the North Pole), have increased this week because the sun set off an explosion.

The only catch is that we’ll have to move further from the city and light pollution if we’re even going to have a shot to view. Also, conditions will have to be clear.

Some tips from Newsweek:

Because the northern lights occur above the clouds, check the weather forecast in your area before going out. And head as far from the light pollution of cities as you can. Visibility can partly come down to chance—it’s easier to see the aurora during a new moon, as the shine of a full moon can render the aurora invisible. 

The Canadian Space Agency also recommends watching the aurora closely, as it can move and dance rapidly without warning. And cast your gaze in all directions, not just the Northern Hemisphere, to enjoy the full effect. 

Dog-Friendly Coffee Shop Opens In NYC’s East Village

While bodega cats have become an NYC staple, cat cafes have become increasingly popular too.  It was only a matter of time before NYC’s first ‘dog-friendly‘ coffee shop, Boris & Horton opened.  The storefront opened its doors in the East Village on Friday and isn’t exactly selling themselves as the equivalent of a cat cafe, as no dogs will actually live on site.  However, furry kids are welcome to join their pet parents for a snack and to browse their swag.


Dog owners and enthusiasts are invited to check out their beverages and all-vegetarian menu (with vegan options!)  They even have snacks for pups too… but of course. How cute is this?

Oh, and it gets better:



Soon we’ll be able to hang out with cute puppies and enjoy a glass of wine.  This place sounds like heaven!  Will you be visiting Boris & Horton?  Hit me up on Instagram @wendywildradio and let me know.  Have a great weekend!