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Northern Lights could potentially reach Iowa skies Sunday evening

Last March, photographer Tyler Mode of Battle Ground went on a six-day trip to the arctic reaches of Alaska, capturing everything from the Northern Lights to the lonely -- and harrowing -- roads the far northern reaches of the planet.

If you're in the need for some spectacular entertainment, the Aurora Borealis might be a good option. There is a chance that some U.S. states could see them this evening including Iowa on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

The beautiful, bright lights enter the sky when electrically charged particles from the sun collide and enter the earth's atmosphere according to the Northern Lights Centre. Experts say the potential for the Lights to reach this far south is caused by the unusual strength of a solar flare.

They are typically seen at the more Northern and Southern poles in the earth's atmosphere. A wide range of colors can be visible during the light show. Vibrant greens and bold pinks are the most common.

The best time for you to view them would be from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Central Time.

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