Northern lights dazzle Northern Hemisphere

Story highlights

  • Lights have been particularly stunning in 2013 due to sun's peak in its 11 year solar cycle
  • iReporters from Iceland, U.S. sent images
  • Lights described as "overwhelming" by one iReporter
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(CNN)They are one of nature's most spectacular sites: The aurora borealis, or northern lights as they are known, have captivated onlookers for thousands of years.

This past weekend saw a particularly stunning display following a phenomenon known as a coronal mass ejection, where