Between light pollution and our mid-Atlantic location, New Jersey usually isn't a hot bed of astronomical activity. But this weekend, the conditions could be just right for a light show in the sky.

AccuWeather.com is reporting that, "A solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday morning may create a spectacular display of northern lights Saturday evening."

On top of the space conditions being good, weather-wise, we're expecting relatively clear skies this weekend.

Of course, these things can't be predicted with total accuracy or a guarantee that it'll be visible in Ocean County, but hey, when experts say that "viewing conditions will be best in the mid-Atlantic", that's enough for me to at least find a dark corner of town and see what I can see.

If you happen to find a good viewing area this weekend, be sure to tell us about it in the comments section!