Aurora Over Chicago

  • This windy city isn't the only windy place winds are creating some gorgeous aurora
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Aurora Over Chicago

Much of the central United States is visible in this image, along with the aurora.

You can see all of the lights along Lake Michigan, ranging from Chicago to Minneapolis, and even a bit of Thunder Bay in Canada.



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