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Spellbinding Photos: The Dazzling Auroras of October 2011

Aurora over Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Colin Chatfield ("Astro-Nuts")

Colin Chatfield took this aurora photo in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, on October 24, 2011.

Aurora over Saskatoon, SK, Canada 4

Colin Chatfield ("Astro-Nuts")

Colin Chatfield took this aurora photo in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, on October 24, 2011.

Aurora over Munising, Michigan 1

Tom Dolaskie IV/www.upoverland.org

Astrophotographer Tom Dolaskie IV caught the aurora over Munising, Michigan on October 24, 2011.

Aurora over Munising, Michigan 2

Tom Dolaskie IV/www.upoverland.org

Astrophotographer Tom Dolaskie IV caught the aurora over Munising, Michigan on October 24, 2011.

Aurora West of Madison, WI 1

Randy Halverson, River Halverson/dakotalapse.com

The father-and-son team of Randy Halverson and River Halverson got this picture of the aurora west of Madison, WI, on October 24, 2011.

Aurora West of Madison, WI 2

Randy Halverson, River Halverson/dakotalapse.com

The father-and-son team of Randy Halverson and River Halverson got this picture of the aurora west of Madison, WI, on October 24, 2011.

Aurora Seen as Far South as Western Kentucky

Larry W. Smith

Larry W. Smith snapped this picture of the aurora in Western Kentucky on October 24, 2011.

Aurora over Western Kentucky

Larry W. Smith

Larry W. Smith snapped this picture of the aurora in Western Kentucky on October 24, 2011.

Aurora North of Wichita, Kansas 1

Jim Hammer

Jim Hammer got this aurora photograph 10 miles north of Wichita, Kansas, on October 24, 2011.

Aurora North of Wichita, Kansas 2

Jim Hammer

Jim Hammer got this aurora photograph 10 miles north of Wichita, Kansas, on October 24, 2011.

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