Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, astounded West Michigan residents Monday night with a vivid display in the night sky.

Many FOX 17 viewers capture photos and videos of the spectacle, and shared them with FOX 17. The Nothern Lights are generally more commonly seen in Northern Michigan, as they are seen on the northern horizon, but lower peninsula residents got a welcome glimpse of the cosmic spectacle.

Most often, Aurora Borealis shows up in the sky as a red or green ribbon or curtain, and can change shapes within seconds or glow steadily for hours. A flourescent green is the most common color.

The best chance to catch Aurora Borealis is near the equinoxes.