Check out these stunning images of the aurora borealis shining across the country

Photo of the aurora borealis captured above North Dakota on Monday night. (Bison Booties/Twitter)

People across the country are capturing stunning images of the aurora borealis or "northern lights."

The aurora borealis was spotted late Monday night and early Tuesday morning in several states that rarely see the lights like North Carolina, Georgia and Texas. The lights were caused by a series of coronal mass ejections that threw solar glass and magnetic field at the planet, sparking a geomagnetic storm, according to the Washington Post.


Astronout Scott Kelly even captured the stunning display from space.


The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks predicts that auroral activity will also be high on Tuesday, with the light display being as visible as far south as Indianapolis and Annapolis, Md.

The best time to see the Northern Lights is between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Many predict this geomagnetic storm will cause one of the most stunning displays in recent memory.

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