However, in 2017, have at it! While most of us were sleeping, there was a perfect time to see the northern lights. Sunday morning, the National Weather Service tweeted that the best time for aurora watching would be around 2 a.m. Monday, providing the weather remained clear. The aurora could be visible as far south as New York. The northern lights are the result of electrons colliding with Earth’s atmosphere. Electrons become excited as they transfer energy to the atmosphere and when they relax into lower energy states, the energy is released as light. If you haven't seen them, it's spectacular.

Did you see them?