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Monday, May 20, 2013

Aurora Borealis in the Adirondacks

Apparently, you don't have to travel to Iceland or Scandinavia or Alaska to see the aurora borealis.

This shot was taken by Johnathan Espers in the Adirondacks on Saturday:

I first read about Espers' photo on All Over Albany.

And this is certainly not the first time there have been sightings in New York State. Here's a video of it in Saratoga Springs last year, and an article about the Hudson Valley getting them last month.

I remember seeing glimpses of the aurora on clear nights on the quad during my time at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

Seeing the Northern Lights depends on solar flares. There was a pretty good show for folks in New York in 2011 too because of the increased activity in the upper atmosphere.


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