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April 2012 Northern Lights light up the night

nlightsframed copy by CreateWithKim
nlightsframed copy by CreateWithKim

Late Sunday night and early Monday morning, the aurora borealis exploded over Michigan. They were seen from the UP as shown in the photo to the right from Marquette all the way down to the Indiana/Michigan border.

Without a doubt, Shawn Malone is Michigan’s reigning queen of Northern Lights photography. Her Lake Superior Photography Facebook page has a bunch of shots. About this video she writes:

2am and the solar winds decide to ignite the night sky with a spectacular burst of auroral activity, this activity level definitely not expected, so a few frames overexposed, but amazing nonetheless. Pphotographed over the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Check out the passing freighter for scale- what a view those sailors must have had!

Indeed. Purchase a panorama from Lake Superior photo, enjoy video below and see another one right here.

Northern Lights Aurora over Lake Superior Upper Peninsula of Michigan 04/24/12 from LakeSuperiorPhoto on Vimeo.