10/09/2012 04:04 EDT | Updated 10/09/2012 04:31 EDT

Northern Lights Over Edmonton And Fort Saskatchewan: Stunning Aurora Borealis Return To Alberta (PHOTOS)

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The beautiful Northern Lights paid Alberta a visit last Monday showcasing a stunning display of colours for onlookers. As if on cue, they returned this Monday and were seen across Alberta, giving us one more reason to be thankful for this long weekend.

A statement from a NASA official earlier yesterday explained that a solar eruption may boost Northern Lights on October 8. A huge explosion on the sun last Thursday (Oct. 4) flung a wave of solar particles towards Earth. Travelling at about 400 miles per second, the interaction of the charged particles and Earth's upper atmosphere could create dazzling Northern Lights display, NASA had suggested.

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Here are some amazing captures of Northern Lights across the landscape:

Stunning Northern Lights Over Alberta

Dazzle it did. The sky lit up in Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan and as far as the United Kingdom, with people exclaiming their amazement at the Aurora Borealis.

Want to catch these next time? For information and email alerts for Aurora Borealis over Alberta, sign up at Aurora Watch.

And here's what Albertans are saying about the beautiful display:

Reaction To Northern Lights In Alberta