Residents across the United States, as far south as Kansas, were treated to a dazzling display by the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.
Triggering the astronomical show Friday night was a geomagnetic storm that was ranked as strong (G3, on a scale of 1 to 5) by the National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center.
The intensity of the storm has since weakened and lessened the opportunity for others to view the Northern Lights Saturday night, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist and Astronomy Blogger Mark Paquette.
"We are near the peak of the solar cycle, meaning sunspot activity will continue to be active with an increased chance of geomagnetic storms and opportunities to view the Northern Lights," Paquette continued.
Ridle Photography captured this photo of the northern lights Saturday morning over the Helena Valley, Mont.
Auroras in Marysville, Ohio, courtesy of AccuWeather.com Astronomy Facebook fan Aaron R.
Another photo of aurora over Kansas by Clay Bramhall. http://t.co/9rRe5fAIPW— Comet ISON (@ISONUpdates) June 29, 2013
I was out all night, trying to get a picture of the aurora (northern lights). Here's about the best. http://t.co/plWQCNLuMQ— Kevin Cole (@KevinCole509) June 29, 2013
Twitter user @KevinCole509 told AccuWeather.com that he captured this image near the border of Grant and Franklin counties in Washington.
Some of the local ITD webcams were able to pick up the Northern Lights display last night. http://t.co/4jYnG5kwBz— NWS Pocatello (@NWSPocatello) June 29, 2013
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to more areas than experienced frost early this week.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While the hurricane remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
A raging wildfire, which erupted Monday afternoon, has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Northern California, near Weed.
On Sunday night, a fiery ball of light ignited across the darkened skies of the northeastern United States, illuminating the heavens in a momentary flash of eerie daylight.
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