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Northern Lights dazzle once again

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

October 9, 2012 — The Northern Lights were shining bright once again across parts of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom Monday night.

The Northern Lights over Edmonton, AB.
The Northern Lights over Edmonton, AB.

Canadian were treated to another spectacular show in the sky Monday night and early Tuesday morning. 

For the second time in as many weeks, the northern lights made an appearance. At times, they were clearly visible and vibrant in cities like Edmonton and Saskatoon. 

According to NASA, the show was caused by the sun spitting out a giant mass of solar particles - known as a ‘coronal mass ejection.’ That, in turn, led to a geomagnetic storm that put the Aurora Borealis on display. 

The Northern Lights were also visible in parts of the United States, and a dazzling display could be seen across the pond over the United Kingdom. 

If you have photos of the Northern Lights, you can add them to our gallery at any time.

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