Aurora Borealis glows over Ohio skies

CLEVELAND - Many Ohio residents may have seen colorful skies overhead Monday evening that had them guessing about the cause.

People witnessed an Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern lights.

"Many reports were received of a red glow seen in the sky across Northern Ohio. This red glow was likely the Aurora Borealis," the National Weather Service said.

The lights were reportedly seen from Michigan to Misssissippi.

"These charged particles interact with atoms high in the atmosphere to produce light. The Aurora appears in many colors. The red color seen Monday night is produced when the charged particles interact with oxygen about 200 miles above the surface of the earth," the Weather Service said.

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