Astrophotographer Brad Goldpaint provides this image. He writes: "During the early morning of June 17, 2012, by pure coincidence, I had an amazing opportunity to witness and photograph the Aurora Borealis over Crater Lake [OR]. Capturing this infamous light show has been a dream of mine for several years, but I could not have imagined the lights showing up in my own backyard!"
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Aurora Borealis and the Milky Way over Crater Lake National Park — June 17, 2012
Astrophotographer Jodi Irvin sent in this photo of an auroral display near Ft. Dodge, IA, taken June 17, 2012.
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Aurora over Keller, WA
Credit: Rocky Raybell
Skywatcher Rocky Raybell took this aurora photo on June 17, 2012, at …. Lodoen Flats, Keller, Washington. He writes "I haven't seen an aurora anything close to this [since] I lived in Alaska. The night started completely socked in, then eventually cleared completely. The aurora at its peak stretched approximately 100 degrees or more from west to east and the auroral haze extended as high as Polaris."