FORT ST. JOHN -- People in the Peace Region and across Canada were treated to a dazzling display of northern lights Monday night, as wide stripes of green filled the night sky — and social media feeds.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that a geomagnetic storm watch was in effect, and has since been extended into Tuesday.

A solar flare last week launched a corona mass ejection towards Earth. A CME is a space weather phenomenon full of magnetized plasma and particles which can interact with Earth’s magnetic field.

The Aurora Borealis could be seen as far south as Vancouver.



With file from CTV Newa