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Northern lights captured from Minnesota and from space (VIDEO)

The northern lights also known as the Aurora Borealis were caught on film in Minnesota and from the international space station.

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An Aurora borealis is pictured near the city of Tromsoe, northern Norway, late on January 24, 2012. (RUNE STOLTZ BERTINUSSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Aurora Borealis put on quite a show in some parts of Minnesota, reported NPR.

The northern lights flashed across the sky near Fergus Falls and Douglas Kiesling, of Storm Chasing Video, happened to catch them on film.

The Minnesota Public Radio said, "It was a pretty good sky show last night over Minnesota. A burst of auroras lit up skies in the darkened areas Monday night, with auroras reported from Grand Portage to Fergus Falls, and from Michigan to Colorado," and noted that some might be spotted again tonight, low on the horizon.

The University of Minnesota website dedicated to the Aurora Borealis said, "Although the northern lights are normally only visible at very high latitudes in places like Alaska and Canada, on extremely active days the auroral oval expands to more southern latitudes."

Here is the video from Kiesling:

According to the Chicagoist, solar eruptions were the reason for the abundance of northern lights.

The University of Alaska said the Aurora are caused by energetic charged particles from the magnetosphere and from solar winds.

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CNN also posted a video released by NASA, which showed the view of the northern lights from space, shot from the International Space Station.

Here is the breathtaking view:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/science/120424/northern-lights-captured-minnesota-and-space-video