IN PHOTOS: Northern lights dance across night sky
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.
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When these particles interact with Earth’s magnetic field, it creates the beautiful spectacle of colourful lights.
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.
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