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Northern Lights Dazzle Canadians Just As Summer Begins

06/23/2015 02:10 EDT | Updated 06/23/2015 07:59 EDT

Talk about a spectacular way to welcome the summer season!

Canadians right across the country were treated to a celestial light show as auroras lit up the sky, leading to a flurry of fantastic photos from the West Coast to Ontario on Monday night.

A series of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from the sun led to a geomagnetic storm with northern lights that were visible across southern Canada.

The show came just one day after the solstice, marking the first official day of summer. We think it's a sign of a wonderful season to come.

Here are 16 incredible photos of the northern lights:

Vancouver, B.C.




Northern delights #northernlights #aurora #vancouver #porteaucove

A photo posted by Jeff Rambharack (@flyinasunbeam) on




Always stay up for #auroraborealis. Work is for #aurorasnorealis. #northernlights #aurora #vancouver #porteaucove

A photo posted by Jeff Rambharack (@flyinasunbeam) on




#northernlights #vancity #vancouver #glow #night #stars #kitsilano #kits #spanishbanks #colours #coolpic

A photo posted by Jesse Conn (@jesse72) on










Richmond, B.C.




Tofino, B.C.




Calgary, Alta.

My first attempt at astrophotography.

A photo posted by Kelly_gibbons_ (@kelly_gibbons_) on




Aurora Borealis was very cool to see for the first time last night.

A photo posted by Kelly_gibbons_ (@kelly_gibbons_) on




Lac La Biche, Alta.




Saskatoon, Sask.

northern lights alija bos (Photo courtesy of Alija Bos Photography)


Wapella, Sask.




Gimli, Man.

Nothing like starting off the summer with a good ol' geomagnetic storm. ✨

A photo posted by Karyn (@_soley_) on




Manitoba




Kincardine, Ont.




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