The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, appeared Wednesday, October 7 over the Northern Hemisphere in a vidid scene we’ve become accustomed to seeing but are no less breathtaking.

The event is caused by “electrons from space colliding with oxygen and nitrogen in Earth’s upper atmosphere,” according to NASA. The electrons then transfer their energy to and “excite” the gases. When the gases come back down to their normal state, they emit light, which causes the phenomenon we see as green and pink lights in the sky.

It’s a truly surreal occurrence when the sky looks like something out of a dream. It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of Aurora Borealis.

Hit play on some smooth Dan and enjoy the stunning light show.

never seen it this strong before 😱 #aurora #northernlights

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Photos via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jKAUme2pFs