New England's Highest Peak Gets Rare View Of Northern Lights

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BOSTON (WBZ News Radio) — Some New Hampshire residents got a chance to see a rare sight from the top of New England's highest peak on Friday night.

The northern lights were visible from the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire putting on a show of dancing colors across the night's sky.

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The Mount Washington Observatory shared a photo of the celestial phenomenon online taken at 10:30 p.m. on Friday night. Violet, purple, red, and green colored swirls lit up the sky.

The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, happens when waves of energized particles from the sun, called solar wind, enter the Earth's upper atmosphere at a high speed.

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