Thanks to the recent X-class solar flares, the Northern Lights are looking more beautiful than ever. They are “shining in the usual places, including Scandinavia, Russia and Canada.” Click here for more pictures of the aurora borealis. Continue reading to watch the video.

For several days now, the sun has been sending out bursts of electrically charged particles, known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs. The most spectacular flare-up came late Tuesday, when two X-class solar flares blazed up from a particularly active sunspot region.

[via MSNBC]