SignOnSanDiego reports that “the aurora borealis will be briefly visible from the darkest areas of San Diego County late tonight; the sun produced a couple of large solar flares over the weekend, and both are capable of enhancing the aurora, or the ‘northern lights.” Continue reading for an amazing time-lapse video. Click here for more pictures.

The aurora is rarely seen in Southern California. But it occasionally happens. Countless people saw the lights in this region in August 2000.

[via Signonsandiego – images via IUTH | Spaceweather]