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Northern Lights Illuminate Minnesota Night Sky

The aurora borealis blazed across the night sky near Graceville, Minnesota, on February 18.

Photographer Carol Bauer captured footage of the phenomenon near her home in central Minnesota. “I just drove to where I knew light pollution is minimal … on a country road. I waited about an hour for the thin layer of clouds that were there to clear out,” she said.

Bauer added, “I felt the colors were brighter than usual against the snow on the ground and the stars were also spectacular last night.”

The Space Weather Prediction Center issued a G1 geomagnetic storm alert on the same date. Credit: Carol Bauer via Storyful