The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were seen in more southern states of the U.S. on Monday evening due to a solar wind from the sun.

The colorful lights from auroras are results of charged particles in Earth's magnetic field, which causes a dazzling light show to the naked eye thanks to the released mass of energy.

A solar wind from the sun sent the stunning light show to southern states. Earth's magnetic field, strongly compressed by a coronal mass ejection, caused what northern states call The Northern Lights to be see in more than half of the U.S. including: Alabama, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska,Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Maryland, New York,Montana, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Virginia, Texas, Arizona,Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Arkansas and California, according to

The states saw a greenish glow and faint red blending into the night sky around the perfect time in the night sky to see the show.

In case you missed it, here are some photos and videos of Monday's Northern Lights show.