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Spectacular light show in the sky after solar flare

The Aurora Borealis, or northern lights Photo: stormchasingvideo.com

A spectacular light show has appeared in the sky over part of the United States from a huge solar flare.

It was visible over Saint Cloud in central Minnesota.

The solar storm sparked a colourful display of Aurora Borealis, or northern lights.

The storm is part of the sun's normal 11-year cycle, which is supposed to reach a peak next year.