A dazzling northern lights present lit the skies above Northwestern states and Canadian provinces, based on social media accounts.
Social media experiences verified by NBC News confirmed the lights seen in Minnesota, Alaska, Washington, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia.
The aurora borealis present was brought on by what the Space Weather Prediction Center, which is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, mentioned was a G2, or reasonable, geomagnetic storm.
A G2 storm brought on by a photo voltaic flare, or coronal mass ejection, could cause issues on Earth: Power techniques at excessive latitudes can expertise fluctuations, voltage alarms and transformer harm, and spacecraft could must appropriate their orbits.
Twitter consumer @LachDonna posted pictures of inexperienced bands dazzling in a nighttime area in Canada.
G2 storms trigger aurora borealis shows as far south as New York and Washington state, based on NOAA.
Recent analysis into the aurora borealis means that the solar-charged mild present could even produce faint clapping sounds, NBC News reported.