Alaskans this past weekend were treated to some of the best northern lights of this winter, thanks to a cloud of magnetically charged particles that erupted from the sun.

As this Coronal Mass Ejection, as it's called, hit Earth's atmosphere, it created massive geomagnetic storms, which in turn lit up the skies.

These photos were taken Saturday from Eureka Lodge, about 128 miles northeast of Alaska's largest city of Anchorage, between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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