02/28/2014 02:16 EST | Updated 02/28/2014 03:59 EST

Northern Lights Illuminate Alberta As Aurora Borealis Takes Over U.K. Skies (TWEETS)

The year's largest solar flare sparked an opportunity for Canadians and others to gaze at some wondrous northern lights this week.

A photographer in eastern Alberta caught this one last night:

But social media really lit up for aurora displays over the U.K. and Ireland.

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Northern Lights Photos By Yuichi Takasaka