Photos: Spectacular Views of Sunday's Aurora

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
July 15, 2013; 11:58 AM ET
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A dazzling aurora was visible as far south as Kansas on Sunday night, thanks to an Earth directed coronal mass ejection solar flare that occurred on Friday.

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The aurora sets the backdrop against Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. Photo by Ben Coffman Photography

src="http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/newsstory/2013/590x331_07151042_1074335_10200841600175116_1631751573_o.jpg"/>View of the aurora shortly before midnight in Saint-Elzear, Quebec, Canada. Photo by Maxime Bilodeau.

Few of the Northern Lights in north-central Vermont. Photo by Tim Seaver.

A snapshot of the lights taken around midnight on the central coast of Maine. Photo by Barbie Page West.

The aurora as seen in St-Elzear de Beauce, Quebec. Photo by Gabriel Cyr.

A slight but visible aurora in Goff, Kan. Photo by Clay Bramhall.

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