Northern lights visible from Colorado Tuesday night

BRIGGSDALE, Colo. - The northern lights were visible from parts of Colorado Tuesday night.

Ryan Shepard said he captured the image above at a wind farm near Pawnee Buttes north of Briggsdale at 2:40 a.m.

This is definitely a rare sighting in Colorado; however when the sun becomes more active, the northern lights can be seen farther south, according 7NEWS weather anchor Dayle Cedars.

The lights are caused by an explosion of energy on the sun -- known as a coronal mass ejection.

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