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