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Here's what the Northern Lights looked like in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Check out some of the incredible images captured by amateur and professional photographers from Grand Marais to the Twin Cities metro.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — It's been a good year for the Northern Lights in Minnesota.

On Sunday, night owls had another chance to see the aurora borealis dazzle and dance across the evening sky.

KARE 11 meteorologist Jamie Kagol said the lights would have their strongest show to the north, but less cloud cover in the southern portion of Minnesota could also create prime viewing conditions for the northern lights.

Check out some of the incredible images captured by amateur and professional photographers from across Minnesota and Wisconsin, submitted via the KARE 11 app and shared in our Facebook photography group, "That's So Minnesota."

Brian Piersa - Forest Lake, MN

Credit: Brian Piersa
Northern Lights Forest Lake Credit: Brian Piersa

Terresa Thompson - Roberts, WI

Credit: Terresa Thompson
Northern lights in Roberts, WI Credit: Terresa Thompson

Sarah Helmberger - Benson, MN

Credit: Sarah Helmberger
Northern Lights from Benson, MN

Kristin Bergstrom Gibbs - Grand Marais, MN

Credit: Kristin Bergstrom Gibbs
Aurora Borealis near Grand Marais, MN. 4/23/23.

Bjorn Franke - Frontenac State Park

Credit: Bjorn Franke
Northern lights in Frontenac State Park.

Wildridge Photography - Wild River State Park

Credit: Wildridge Photography
Northern Lights in Wild River State Park

Ben Sunne - International Falls, MN

Credit: Ben Sunne
Northern lights near International Falls
Credit: Eljay Gary
April northern lights

The Northern Lights are the result of "electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere," according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

At night, rays from the Aurora Borealis can create an arc that stretches from horizon to horizon. Close to midnight, those arcs sway and sometimes can expand to fill the entire sky.

Darker skies make for better viewing conditions.



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