Nightly News   |  October 25, 2011

Northern lights head into southern states

The aurora borealis is generally isn’t seen any further south than Boston or out west in Seattle, but on Monday evening people in states such as Ohio and North Carolina, among others, were treated to a rare sighting.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Maybe it's because it's often called the northern lights that there were a lot of surprised folks in the American South last night when the skies lit up from the Carolinas all the way south to Mississippi . A rare aurora borealis thanks to a big solar flare far, far away.