Northern Lights may be seen in New York this week

New Yorkers may get a rare glimpse of the Northern Lights this week.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday that a solar storm could make the Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis, visible to curious spectators in New York state Thursday night.

A photo shared by the agency on Twitter shows the light show could possibly be seen upstate but not in New York City.

Sky watchers in other northern states — Maine, Montana and Washington — might also be able to views the lights.