Check out some Thanksgiving weekend images of the Northern Lights

Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the aurora borealis put on a spectacular display

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      On Canadian Thanksgiving, aurora borealis put on quite a show in the skies over many communities.

      Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, these colourful dancing lights are a result of the solar wind of particles reaching the Earth's magnetic field, according to NASA.

      "When magnetic reconnection occurs, the particles are accelerated toward Earth’s poles," NASA states. "Along the way, particles can collide with atoms and molecules in Earth’s upper atmosphere, an interaction that provides the atoms with extra energy which is released as a burst of light."

      You can see some of the images below.