Minnesota Aurora Borealis lights danced as quake struck Japan [VIDEO]

Northern Lights near St. Cloud.
Northern Lights near St. Cloud.

Anyone up around midnight on March 10 in St. Cloud and points north, and outside with their eyes open, stood a good chance of witnessing a magnificent display of the Northern Lights -- the Aurora Borealis. Some video was just posted in YouTube.

This particular display of vivid, dancing green light was made more spectacular because it was fed by a very strong sun flare called a Coronal Mass Ejection, according to NASA.

Now, conspiracy theorists are having a field day, because the lights peaked at the same time as that massive earthquake in Japan. (Just to be clear: There's no scientific evidence that CMEs cause earthquakes.)

This clip was shot just north of St. Cloud.

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >