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Residents of large parts of North America enjoyed a spectaular show last night thanks to an unusually active aurora borealis. . The light show was sparked by a powerful solar flare that erupted from the sun Wednesday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Centersays that while Earth will feel the effects of the large coronal mass ejection through Sunday, it won’t bring major communications or electrical problems.

Check out NPR’s collection of some of the best pictures from Twitter.