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Gorgeous northern lights display overnight in Finland wows locals and tourists

Posted at 10:51 AM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 10:51:05-04

Locals and tourists in Finland were treated to a magnificent display of colorful northern lights in the arctic sky overnight.

The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, started their dance at around 10:30 p.m. local time to the delight of local photographers and a few tourists visiting northern Finland.

The auroras kept showing for several hours and while it looked like the show was coming to an end at around 2. a.m., the auroras came back even stronger, lighting up the sky without interruption for over 30 minutes in a myriad of colors from fluorescent greens and white to pink and purple.

The end of September is usually a good time for spotting northern lights, a result of electrically charged particles from the sun entering the Earth's atmosphere.