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
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