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

Northern Lights Dazzle Canadians Just As Summer Begins

Just a friendly reminder of Canada's jaw-dropping beauty.

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

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.

(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


Kincardine, Ont.

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