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Did you see the Aurora Borealis last night?

Green, purple, and pink lights are extending from a row of trees silhouettes. The trees are lining a river, where you can see the lights reflected.
Meghan Miller

Here in Illinois, it’s not something that we regularly see, but because of a solar flare eruption on Friday we were one of 30 states that had the opportunity to view the Northern Lights last night. I certainly woke up to social media feeds filled with photos of the spectacle.

The above photo was taken at Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, a designated Dark Sky park.

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