PHOTOS: Northern Lights in Western Washington

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Skywatchers in Western Washington got to see the Aurora Borealis phenomenon, aka Northern Lights, early Monday morning.

We’ve received photos from Anacortes in Skagit County and Darrington in Snohomish County.

A geomagnetic storm brought the spectacular show to skies across the northern United States Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Energy from the geomagnetic storms diminished slightly before arriving in Western Washington limiting the light show.

Aurora Borealis happen when electrically charged electrons and protons in the Earth’s magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere, turning into a stunning show of lights.

The phenomenon is named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn.

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We hoot, hollered and laugh with excitement and joy as Lady Aurora danced across the night sky. My fist time shooting this amazing phenomenon. Getting out to experience this planet should be on everyone's top priority. Photographed at Mt. Baker around 1:30am. With the best of photo friends @paulomitophotography and @kaichinn . . . #evergreychallenge #popofcolor #findyournightsky #auroraborealis #northernlights #mtbaker #artistpoint #nightphotography #longexposure #colorinthesky #the_evergrey #king5summer #pnw #q13fox #kiro7seattle #komoloz #komopix #weloveweather #pnwondeland #pnwlife #landscapephotography #earthpics #jaw_droppin_shots #artofvisuals #ItsAmazingOutThere #theweatherchannel #yourtake

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Northern Lights last night over North Cascades National Park

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