Photos: Northern lights make an appearance over southwestern British Columbia

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      Who needs man-made fireworks when Mother Nature is ready to provide a show?

      Stargazers living in southwestern B.C. were in for a treat this weekend with a rare showing of Aurora Borealis.

      Of course, there's a scentific explanation for the appearance of the northern lights.

      Basically, they're created when electrically charged particles from the sun collide with gas particles in the Earth's atmosphere.

      Below, you can see the results of these chemical reactions in images posted on Instagram.

      What's a sleep schedule anyway @noaa @canenvironment @cbcvancouver @viawesome

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      📷 Northern lights 📍Squamish, BC 🇨🇦 ----------------- #northernlights #aurora

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