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A NOAA Space Weather Center map of predicted Northern Lights activity at midnight on Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA

BAR HARBOR — There is a strong potential for a visible display of the Northern Lights here tonight, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Center.

Aurora forecasters are predicting an intensity of 6 to 7 which means the Northern Lights may be visible as far south as New York City. Peak intensity is predicted to be between midnight and 3 a.m. although in past solar storms the northern lights have been at their brightest earlier in the evening.

A time lapse video produced from a series of 150 time exposures captured over a period of half an hour on June 22 atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

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