If you missed the spectacular Northern Lights that painted the sky in New York you may get another chance this weekend. Although it won't be as vibrant as last weekend.

The Space Weather Prediction Center says we are in the midst of a "G2 level" geomagnetic storm. Not quite as strong as the G4 level most of the world got to witness last weekend.

Check out some of the best shots that captured the magic of Mother Nature.

Stunning Northern Lights Dazzle Skies Across New York

The strongest Northern Lights display in 20 years didn't disappoint. At least not in the spots where skies were cloud-free. Check out some of the best shot from across the state and beyond.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

What Makes Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights are caused by the interaction between the sun’s solar winds and the Earth’s magnetic field.

The best time to view the lights is usually within an hour or two of midnight. So, sometime between 10 PM and 2 AM.

READ MORE: NY Photographer Captures Northern Lights in Dazzling Time-Lapse Video

The Space Weather Prediction Center suggests finding a dark place away from city lights to see the prism of floating color.

Credit - Shane Muckey
Credit - Shane Muckey

When to See the Lights

Charles Deehr, a professor emeritus, and aurora forecaster at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute, says you'll need a little patience too.

If the activity is high, the lights can last about a half hour and occur every two hours.

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There is a possibility of seeing the dazzling display again this weekend. Friday night it's going to rain and Saturday's forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies over night. However, Sunday night is looking like clear skies. Cross your fingers it stays that way.

Solar activity is expected to increase into the fall creating even more chances to see the Northern Lights from more places, including New York.

Photographer Captures Stunning Northern Lights Show in Adirondacks

Shane Muckey captured stunning pictures of the Northern Lights in the Adirondacks.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

Photographer Captures Stunning Northern Lights In Old Forge

It's not really common to see northern lights in Central New York, but photographer Kurt Gardner captured the beautiful conformation of them near Old Forge.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

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