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[View the story "Photos: Northern Lights Show New England to Midwest" on Storify]Photos: Northern Lights Show New England to MidwestParts of the United States were treated to the beautiful display of the northern lights early Wednesday morning.Storified by Accu Weather · Wed, Nov 14 2012 06:41:35Aurora borealis ( northern lights) captured last night by the crew at the summit of Mt Washington http://pic.twitter.com/ZzhH1aSYRon Parts of the United States were treated to the beautiful display of the northern lights early Wednesday morning.A geomagnetic storm was responsible for the green and red glow of the aurora borealis that dazzled those across the Midwest and northern New England.NOAA describes a geomagnetic storm as a disturbance "in the geomagnetic field caused by gusts in the solar wind that blows by Earth." The northern lights occur when the solar wind interacts with Earth's magnetic field.NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center ranked this morning's geomagnetic storm as moderate, or 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being extreme.According to NOAA, the strength of this morning's geomagnetic storm could have led to northern lights as far south as New York and Idaho.Clear skies across most of eastern Canada and northern New England provided excellent viewing conditions for this morning's Northern Lights. Clouds, however, stole the show over parts of the Midwest.NOAA Space Weather ScalesThe NOAA Space Weather Scales were introduced as a way to communicate to the general public the current and future space weather conditio...NORTHERN LIGHTS: The Northern Lights may be visible tonight! http://twitpic.com/bd1wwd #Aurora #NorthernLights #MNwxMark TarelloNorthern Lights through the clouds near Marquette, Michigan http://pic.twitter.com/r7pToqAKSteven FleegelSome faint northern lights in the backyard. http://pic.twitter.com/LaDxJY7zSarahNorthern Lights are visible, even with light pollution! http://pic.twitter.com/b2B33d2wKen HanksGreat aurora pics last night in New Hampshire: http://ow.ly/fhlsOJesse FerrellPhotos of the northern lights in Canada late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning:Northern lights tonight #skstorm http://twitpic.com/bd1k7gJorBraunSurprise Aurora BorealisBrightcoveThe Northern Lights #Aurora at 11pm, Saskatchewan time. http://pic.twitter.com/Mvzqw44GTami DirksonWho says you can't see the Northern Lights from the city??Taken from my back yard 10 mins ago. Hillsdale in south #yqr http://pic.twitter.com/aV8HgX9WJuanita DueckA photo of the northern lights in Finland:Oh boy some super awesome Northern Lights @ Rovaniemi Sky right now. http://twitpic.com/bczlrlAntti Lindström
Storified by Accu Weather · Wed, Nov 14 2012 06:41:35
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