Photos and video: Spectacular aurora display overpowers city lights

Northern lights over Brighton Beach in Duluth
Here, the northern lights pulsed and raced across the sky Tuesday, June 23, 2015 over Brighton Beach in Duluth.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News

Starting Monday afternoon, June 22, 2015, and lasting well into Tuesday morning, a strong geomagnetic storm hit Earth and resulted in a dazzling display of northern lights that was visible much further south than average.

Duluth-based photographer Derek Montgomery caught the unusual summer display.

Solar flares are kicking up geomagnetic storms that trigger the lights, and the continued solar activity suggests tonight may be a spectacular night as well, so check out Montgomery's 6 tips for photographing the Northern Lights.

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