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PHOTO GALLERY | Northern lights create dazzling spectacle in the eastern Idaho sky

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Many across eastern Idaho had a chance to catch a glimpse of the northern lights on Friday night and early Saturday morning thanks to rare solar flares disrupting the Earth’s geomagnetic field.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center issued a Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch for Friday evening. The agency hasn’t issued a similar watch since January 2005.

Here is a gallery of photos taken of the Northern lights by EastIdahoNews.com users. You can see hundreds of other submitted photos here.

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Jake Lewis, Osgood

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Jake Lewis, Osgood

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Matt Hill

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Julie Nickel, Rigby

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Julie Nickel, Rigby

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Julie Kimura Brizzee, Idaho Falls

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Brandon griffin, Idaho Falls

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Linda Simon, Idaho Falls

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Lynn Steele, Pingree

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Berenice Arce, American Falls

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Camille Rutt Mack, Idaho Falls

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Lindsey Welch, Rexburg

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Jenni Rhodes, Lower Mesa Falls

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Nikki Warner Shortman, Blackfoot

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Lupe Ortiz, Firth

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Kaatia Larsen, North of Rexburg

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Kayla Lynn Davies, St. Anthony

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Karlee JW, Rigby

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