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Lights Display Leaves Skywatchers Spellbound"
A dazzling aurora light show amazed skywatchers across North
America, from Canada to Arkansas, and other northern regions
Monday night (Oct. 24), painting the sky with striking green and
even rare red hues.
The aurora display, also known as the northern lights, was
touched off by a wave charged particles unleashed by a massive
sun storm on Saturday, which took two days to reach Earth,
according to the Space Weather Prediction Center operated by the
National Weather Service and NOAA.
"These were the most vibrant I've ever seen," Canadian
skywatcher Colin Chatfield of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan told
SPACE.com in an email. "I was also able to see red with the
naked eye, which I've never seen before either. Simply put, they