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WATCH: Northern Lights in downtown Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – The aurora borealis could be seen over downtown Winnipeg Wednesday. The southern half of Manitoba was delighted with beautiful images of the northern lights.

The aurora borealis forms when charged particles emitted from the sun during a solar flare penetrate the earth’s magnetic shield and collide with atoms and molecules in our atmosphere.

These collisions result in countless little bursts of light, called photons, which make up the aurora.

Watch as Global’s Gage Fletcher captures the northern lights over Winnipeg.

Earlier in the week, Manitobans were treated to an evening light show. These shots were captured by Jason Cottes along Highway 59 at Road 88N.

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Northern lights dazzle Manitobans Monday night. Jason Cottes
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Northern lights dazzle Manitobans Monday night. Jason Cottes
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Northern lights dazzle Manitobans Monday night. Jason Cottes
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Northern lights dazzle Manitobans Monday night. Jason Cottes
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Northern lights dazzle Manitobans Monday night. Courtesy Jason Cottes

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