Last night, parts of the sky in the southeastern US was lit up with red and pink streaks after the Earth’s magnetic field was hit by a massive coronal mass ejection. The northern lights occur when Earth’s magnetic field interact with the sun’s energy particles. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the news report.

The ejection hit on Monday at approximately 2 p.m. ET and was seen across Arkansas, Tennessee, northern Alabama, northern Mississippi and North Carolina.

[via ABC NewsStorify]