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Aurora over Lake Superior with Chair and Beer
Credit: Shawn Malone
Astrophotographer Shawn Malone took this shot of an aurora on Feb. 18, 2012, and said: "9° F, no wind made for a perfect night for star gazing, aurora watching. Here the northern lights glow over the frozen shore of Lake Superior is just dim enough to allow for a long exposure of 17 minutes to capture star trails revolving around the north star. I only stayed seated in my Adirondack chair for half of the exposure, as I had to get up and move around to keep warm, hence the transparent appearance of myself!"