Northern Lights create dazzling spectacle over Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (WSVN) — A weather camera in Alaska captured the Northern Lights as they danced over Anchorage.

Residents across the state were treated to a spectacular show on Monday as the Northern Lights, or “Aurora Borealis”, displayed beautifully multi-colored streams across the sky.

The geomagnetic storm, known as “Aurora Borealis”, happens when electrically-charged particles collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere, creating a spectacular show of lights.

The most common color is a pale yellow-green, which shows up when the sun’s charged particles collide with oxygen. Other colors like purple and blue are caused by different gasses in the atmosphere.