Aurora Borealis
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JohnMC 10-May-24
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KsRancher 10-May-24
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Norseman 11-May-24
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JohnMC 11-May-24
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Mike Ukrainetz 11-May-24
JohnMC 11-May-24
Thornton 11-May-24
Nyati 11-May-24
buckeye 11-May-24
Zim 11-May-24
Supernaut 11-May-24
Mike Ukrainetz 11-May-24
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No Mercy 13-May-24
Bou'bound 13-May-24
JohnMC 13-May-24
TonyBear 14-May-24
From: JohnMC
10-May-24
Anyone attempting to see tonight? Always on my want to see list. So I am about to drive a hour east of town where it is more dark. See if I can get a picture. Not the first time I've tried this never any luck. Tomorrow night weather is going to be bad.

From: Sam
10-May-24
In northern Alberta bear hunting, if no bear tonight than a nice consolation price will be to witness the spectacle.

From: RK
10-May-24
JohnMC it's worth any drive. Really cool

From: fdp
10-May-24
It's too cloudy here tonight.

From: BOHUNTER09
10-May-24
Beautiful in southern Illinois. Rarely seen here

From: t-roy
10-May-24
Gonna go out for awhile tonight. I’ve seen them here in Iowa a few times over the years. Usually somewhat subdued, but one night around Christmas time 20-30 years back, they were spectacular. Seen them on several Canadian fishing trips as well, but the long summer hours reduced their vibrancy somewhat as well.

From: spike buck
10-May-24

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Vermilion Bay..... Taken tonight
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Vermilion Bay..... Taken tonight

From: KsRancher
10-May-24
We can see it in south central Kansas

From: spike buck
10-May-24

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Lake just north of Vbay.
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Lake just north of Vbay.

From: Norseman
11-May-24

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From: Norseman
11-May-24

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Central Mn
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Central Mn

From: Norseman
11-May-24
Ever scene anything like it to this extent before. Not just in the north horizon but straight up as well. Amazing night.

From: JohnMC
11-May-24
Got a little bit but nothing like above. Will download and post some pictures tomorrow. Going to hang out a little while longer then go home get some sleep. Work tomorrow.

From: Nick Muche
11-May-24

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Sure is nice to watch them from our cabin all winter.

11-May-24

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No filter used
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From: JohnMC
11-May-24
I gave up started driving home. Looked out the window and they were really going off. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.

From: Thornton
11-May-24
It was out the bedroom window in Kansas. Wished I'd have went flying last night, but I was exhausted.

From: Nyati
11-May-24
We had it in WV. There were some awesome pictures on FB but it was too cloudy where I was

From: buckeye
11-May-24

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Ohio

From: Zim
11-May-24
We took a drive in West Central Michigan last night and didn’t see anything impressive. I question if cell phones are amplifying images because anywhere I point mine at night is pink.

From: Supernaut
11-May-24

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My son took a bunch last night at our house here in PA.

He didn't use any filter just took the pics with his cell phone.

It's supposed to be visible here again tonight.

11-May-24
Cell phone definitely amplified the colors, by like ten times.

From: Supernaut
11-May-24
Mike, I agree. It definitely wasn't as vivid looking with the naked eye.

Still pretty neat to see down here in PA.

From: Mike in CT
11-May-24

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Last night in NW CT

From: scentman
11-May-24
Look up CW McCall aurora borealis, play it while you look up into the stars next time your out. scentman

From: sureshot
11-May-24

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Illinois

From: JohnMC
11-May-24

From: JohnMC
11-May-24

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I drove about an hour or so north east of here to the darkest place I could find according to dark sky maps. From about 10 to midnight, it wasn't very impressive. Decided to call it a night started driving home, looked out the passenger side of the car and all of a sudden lots of color so pulled over on the side of the road and took some more photos not as impressive as you can see further north, it was still cool to see in Colorado. Didn't get home until 2:00 AM. Up at 7 AM to work. It was worth it though.

From: JohnMC
11-May-24

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From: JohnMC
11-May-24

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11-May-24

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mid michigan

From: Nyati
11-May-24
I read that it’s supposed to be better tonight ?

From: JohnMC
11-May-24

JohnMC's Link
Scroll down on this page and gives a 30 minute forcast that was accurate last night. We're going to have storms tonight so won't be able to see anything.

11-May-24

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From the big city of Walnut Grove, MO

From: 70lbDraw
11-May-24

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Three Forks Montana. It was like a huge eyeball looking down from straight above, and raining down 360 degrees!

From: JohnMC
11-May-24

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One more

From: JohnMC
11-May-24
Triple post

From: JohnMC
11-May-24

11-May-24

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My son took this picture while walleye fishing in Lake Erie last night.

From: VAMtns
11-May-24
It was SPECTACULAR , Watched from total darkness area ,no lights for 45 miles from any town or city here in VA near WV State line . One of the best ever things I have seen ,

From: Zbone
11-May-24
buckeye - Can I ask where in Ohio was that photo taken? Thanks

From: nchunter
12-May-24
My daughter has a friend that was taking some nice pictures in Maiden NC. All we have is cloudy days in Charlotte for the next five days.

From: No Mercy
13-May-24

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We are kind of spoiled up here as we get to see this fairly often, but it's still pretty cool every time you see it!

From: Bou'bound
13-May-24
Why are camera photos so much more impressive and colorful than watching live

From: JohnMC
13-May-24
Boy you need to get your cataracts fixed.

Basically it's an overexposed shot that allows more light in than your eyes see. Similar to if you took a long exposure shot in the dark, but it looks like it's daylight. If you look at first photo I posted. You couldn't see 20 feet down that road much less the field around it. Because that exposure was a few seconds (I don't remember how many seconds) The camera is able to capture much more light.

From: TonyBear
14-May-24

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Huge EMP event, looks pretty but we did dodge a pretty big bullet on this one. Something our crack government could be preparing for but they aren't.

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