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The Northern Lights expected to shine tonight on Colorado; share your photos

By: The Associated Press
January 9, 2014 Updated: January 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm
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photo - The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, are seen near the city of Tromsoe, northern Norway, late Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (AP file)
The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, are seen near the city of Tromsoe, northern Norway, late Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (AP file) 

A strong solar flare is pushing a geomagnetic storm toward Earth that could bring shimmering lights to the northern skies of Colorado.

Weather forecaster Joe Kunches says the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, is likely to be seen around midnight Thursday into Friday in Colorado.

Kunches says the best chance to see the lights will be in the mountains or other areas away from light pollution.

Share your photos with us and let the world see. Share on Facebook, Instagram by posting photos with #csgazette, on Twitter by including @csgazette.

Photos can be emailed to citydesk@gazette.com.

Visit the Space Weather Prediction Center for updated information.

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