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Auroras light up night skies during rare solar storm

A series of solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the sun are creating dazzling auroras across the globe. The rare solar storm may also disrupt communications.

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    In pictures: Auroras light the sky during rare solar storm

    In pictures: Auroras light the sky during rare solar storm

    Aurora borealis shines above the Chicago skyline on Saturday, May 11. A person watches the northern lights from atop a rock formation near Sheffield, England, on May 11. Aurora borealis is reflected in water at Manning Park in British Columbia, on May 11. People look at the aurora australis on the …

    See northern lights appear over Michigan

    See northern lights appear over Michigan

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    As a solar storm hits Earth, the northern lights are appearing further south than usual. CNN's Abby Phillip and Bill Weir discuss with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi.

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