Northern Lights video captures Mother Nature's beauty

8:48 AM, Jun 2, 2013   |    comments
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COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. - In the early morning hours on Saturday, just before sunrise, the clouds parted enough to see Mother Nature put on a beautiful display of the rarely seen northern lights.

Video that was taken on the campus of Saint John's University in Collegeville shows the geomagnetic storm that hit the earth.

Behind the universities stickwork sculpture you can see colors seemingly dance in the clouds.

This occurs when highly-charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth's atmosphere and magnetic poles.

Some call it the dance of the spirits, or often northern lights. Each color reflects different elements in the atmosphere.

But most people just think it's beautiful.

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