PHOTOS: Stunning Northern Lights Display Dazzles In Over 20 Stat - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

PHOTOS: Stunning Northern Lights Display Dazzles In Over 20 States

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - The aurora borealis, a geomagnetic phenomenon that's also known as the northern lights, is something we usually think of as occurring in, well, the north: Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and areas of northern Canada are famous for dazzling displays of red, green and orange lights, especially in the winter months.

But thanks to a Coronal Mass Ejection -- a burst of solar wind -- that resulted in a moderate-level geomagnetic storm, much of the United States was treated to an unusual and stunning light show on Monday evening.

According to the National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, clear skies across much of the nation as well as with the solar storm's arrival time (when it was getting dark in many states) made for a great display of northern lights. Click here to read more and to look at the amazing photos.

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