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Northern lights seen in Miami Valley

Published: Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:46 PM
Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:46 PM

Red lights, known as the aurora borealis or northern lights, could be seen in the Miami Valley Monday night.

It usually happens near the Arctic Circle, but News Center 7 received reports of the lights from Englewood, St. Mary's, Bellbrook, Harrison Township, Clark Co. and everywhere in between.

Auroras happen when solar energy interacts with the earth's magnetic field and creates these dancing lights across the sky.

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