August 3, 2016 12:16 pm
Updated: August 3, 2016 12:19 pm

IN PHOTOS: Northern lights dance across night sky

The northern lights seen from Mount Forest, Ontario.

Courtesy Malcolm Park
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People from across the country captured a beautiful display of the northern lights Tuesday night.

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, were triggered when Earth was hit with a coronal mass ejection (CME), a fast-moving stream of particles.

READ MORE: Why do we get the northern lights?

When these particles interact with Earth’s magnetic field, it creates the beautiful spectacle of colourful lights.

The northern lights as seen from Thornbury, Ontario.

Courtesy Ian Donaldson

The northern lights seen north of Toronto.

Courtesy Bill Longo

The Space Weather Prediction Center had forecast a minor geomagnetic storm ahead of the CME, and people weren’t disappointed.

Unfortunately, the storm warning ended at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday morning. However, here are a few more photos if you missed the show.

Notanee Bourassa photographed this display of northern lights 30 km north of Regina.

Courtesy Notanee Bourassa

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