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VIDEO: Incredible autumn aurora borealis

Photographer Ronn Murray shot real-time video footage of autumn aurora in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Murray's video captures northern lights so strong they overpower the nearly full moon and cloudy skies.

The solar flare that launched off the sun Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 was predicted to create energy disturbances and cause fluctuations in some power grids for days that followed. What it did cause was an incredible aurora storm that brightened skies across Alaska and the Lower 48.