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Sharon Cloyd
Sharon Cloyd

I've seen the Northen lights in central Michigan area 3 times in my life and hope I can see them again!  The 1st time I was driving home from working from a bar about 2:30 a.m., and looked in mt rear view mirror an thought i was being pulled over by the police!! They were that amazing! Got out of my car and WOW!  Will never forget that sight(1980)!

Sandeep Banerjee
Sandeep Banerjee

I bet that in the old days, people thought these were the gates of heaven. :)

S. Lee
S. Lee

Stunningly beautiful. 

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