Northern Lights put on a show in Twin Cities, Minnesota

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, put on a show across much of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro, Thursday night. 

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The geomagnetic storm made for a brilliant aurora around 10 p.m. Thursday. It's quite unusual to be able to see the Northern Lights as far south as the Twin Cities. 

Here's a sampling of photos from the show (and video, in the player above): 

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The Northern Lights above Swanville, Minnesota, on March 23, 2023. (Jesse Hollermann)

And if you're curious why the Northern Lights are so elusive, here's a loop of what happens during a geomagnetic storm: