Mysterious object appears in Minnesota sky, people seem pleased

Don't panic. It's possible that the ball of light is indeed the sun.
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Millions of Minnesotans woke Saturday morning to mysterious, yet magnificent, object in the eastern horizon. 

The yellowy object appeared to be rising slowly, illuminating everything in its path and possibly even making it feel warmer outside. 

Experts have claimed it to be the sun, which was reported missing during a bleak January in which nearly every day was clouded with doubt that the sun would ever return. 

Minnesotans are advised to not stare directly into the sun, if that is indeed what it is, and to not fear the shadowy figure that may appear attached to your feet and mimicking your movements. 

Seriously, though, the sun is out! It's the first time many Minnesotans have gotten a glimpse of sunlight and blue skies since Jan. 20. In fact, January 2020 was the cloudiest January in the Twin Cities since 1963

Thankfully, we've moved on to a better time. February. Let's celebrate with some tweets. 

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