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Video, photos: Amazing shots of the northern lights from across Minnesota

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Those who stayed up late got a spectacular showing of the northern lights in Minnesota late Monday and early Tuesday.

People near the Twin Cities even got a chance to see the dazzling display that lit up the night sky.

Chad Halvörson – you may remember him as the photographer who captured the beauty of Minnesota summers in a time-lapse video last year – was about 20-30 minutes north of the Twin Cities when he captured the following video:

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The "unusually strong" showing of the aurora borealis occurred when eruptions triggered a severe geomagnetic storm over the weekend, the Washington Post explains.

People all over Minnesota stayed up until the early hours of the morning to capture and share the incredible show:

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Northern lights viewers on the East Coast saw a different color palette light up the sky:

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