The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, normally seen in the northern latitudes of Alaska and Canada, were visible as far south as Missouri and the southern tier of states on Monday due to an unusually strong storm of solar particles hitting the Earth’s magnetic field far out in space.

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, normally seen in the northern latitudes of Alaska and Canada, were visible as far south as Missouri and the southern tier of states on Monday due to an unusually strong storm of solar particles hitting the Earth’s magnetic field far out in space.